PESHAWAR : A person was injured critically when a time device exploded in Emirat Hotel here Peshawar on Monday. According to the hotel administration, the bomb was planted inside a room of the second floor of the hotel. They said that the time device went off soon after a woman who had hired the room for one night came out of the premises to leave for Islamabad early Monday morning. A security guard named Allah Bakhash got injured while two rooms and two vehicles were damaged in the blast.
Rescue personnel rushed the site and shifted the person to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.
The local police cordoned off the area started investigation.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 18-Feb-2014