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04 Dec 2020 | 10:03 AM UTC

Pakistan: Casualties reported following explosion near Pirwadhai bus station in Rawalpindi December 4

Pakistan News Alert

Explosion reported near Pirwadhai bus station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Dec. 4. Casualties reported. Avoid the area.

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2020, 10:03 AM until 12/4/2020, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Rawalpindi

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Event

An explosion has been reported near Pirwadhai bus stop in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Dec. 4. The blast reportedly occurred in a rickshaw. Unofficial sources claim there are multiple casualties, though authorities will likely provide updated information in the coming hours. The nature of the explosion is not known. No groups have taken responsibility for the blast.

Authorities will likely heighten security in the area in the coming hours. Localized transport disruptions are likely near the blast site, as officials will probably close roads in the area.

Advice

Avoid the area until authorities give the all-clear. Allow additional travel time in the area.

 

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