A series of powerful explosions and gunfire rocked Pakistan's northwestern capital Peshawar on Monday as heavy grey smoke spewed into the sky, witnesses and a security official said. The causes of the blasts were not immediately clear, said the security official and local residents. Television footage showed a heavy mushroom cloud and smoke rising into the air over the garrison part of the city, close to the US consulate and the Peshawar headquarters of Pakistan's top spy agency in the Saddar area, bombed last November. Bursts of heavy gunfire could also be heard. According to DawnNews, police and army have resorted to firing and the Khyber Road area has been blocked. Several buildings collapsed due to the intensity of the blasts. Officials said that many casualties were feared and the injured had been rushed to the hospital.
By: Dawn News