Four killed in rocket attack in north-west Pakistan
At least four people were killed and 36 injured late Saturday in a rocket attack on an airport in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar, officials said.
The parameter wall of the airport, which also serves the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), was damaged when two rockets landed next to it; another exploded close to a government building nearby, dpa reported.
"No damage to PAF assets and personnel occurred within the air base," an air force spokesman, Tariq Mahmood, said.
According to Mahmood, no "terrorist" was able to access the airfield.
Geo News television channel quoted security sources as saying that five attackers, some wearing explosives-laden vests, were killed in the attack. The report could not be verified immediately.
A gunfight between security personnel and suspected insurgents had followed the rocket explosions.
Hospital authorities confirmed receiving two bodies, while two of the 36 injured died during treatment. All the victims were described as civilians.
Doctors feared the toll could increase as some of the injured were in critical condition.
Peshawar has been a frequent target of Islamist militants entrenched in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.