2017 Peshawar police vehicle attack

2017 Peshawar police vehicle attack
Peshawar is located in Pakistan
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LocationHayatabad, Peshawar, Pakistan
TargetAshraf Noor (AIG )
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths2 (+ 1 attacker)
Non-fatal injuries
six policemen
VictimsAshraf Noor and his guard Habibullah

On November 24, 2017, a suicide bomber struck the vehicle of AIG Ashraf Noor in Hayatabad, Peshawar while he was travelling to work as a result of which the vehicle caught fire killing Ashraf Noor and his guard.[a] In the attack eight others police in the AIG's squad were injured as a result of the blast and they were taken to Hayatabad Medical Complex for treatment[9]

Bombing[]

The suicide bomber struck his motorcycle into Ashraf Noor's vehicle after which he detonated his explosives which left the car in flames. Around 15-20 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast, and two vehicles were damaged in the attack.

Aftermath[]

Noor was buried with full police honors in his ancestral village, Skardu, on 24 November 2017.[10]

Reactions[]

"My heart goes out to the family of AIG Shaheed Ashraf Noor. Terrorism is the most pressing issue Pakistan faces today. We at the PPP stand firm in our commitment against terrorism and vow to honour the sacrifice of our martyred hero"[11]
"Saddened to learn of the martyrdom of Additional IG KP, Ashraf Noor, in condemnable Peshawar blast. It will not deter the determination and dedication of KP police and PTI govt in their fight against terrorism"[12][9]
"Salute to supreme sacrifice of our Police comrade AIG Noor. Our determination remains undeterred against threats to our motherland"[13][14][9]

See also[]

References[]

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  2. ^ "Additional IG, gunman killed in Peshawar blast". www.samaa.tv.
  3. ^ "AIG martyred in suicide blast targeting Peshawar police". www.dawn.com.
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  5. ^ "AIG Ashraf Nur, guard killed in Peshawar suicide blast". dunyanews.tv.
  6. ^ "Suicide blast in Peshawar". www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "SENIOR POLICE OFFICIAL KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMBING". newsweekpakistan.com.
  8. ^ "Suicide bomber kills police officer, his guard in Pakistan". www.bgdailynews.com.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Senior police official martyred in Peshawar suicide blast". www.geo.tv.
  10. ^ https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/11/ashraf-noor-slain-additional-igp-buried-full-police-honor/
  11. ^ Bilawal Bhutto Zardari [@BBhuttoZardari] (November 24, 2017). "My heart goes out to the family of AIG Shaheed Ashraf Noor" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Imran Khan [@ImranKhanPTI] (November 24, 2017). "Saddened to learn of the martyrdom of Additional IG KP, Ashraf Noor, in condemnable Peshawar blast" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Qamar Javed Bajwa [@QamarJevedBajwa] (November 24, 2017). "Salute to supreme sacrifice of our Police comrade AIG Noor. Our determination remains undeterred against threats to our motherland" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Asif Ghafoor [@OfficialDGISPR] (November 24, 2017). "Salute to supreme sacrifice of our Police comrade AIG Noor. Our determination remains undeterred against threats to our motherland" (Tweet) – via Twitter.