Three killed in a rocket attack on airport in Peshawar ,Pakistan

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At least three people have died and at least 25 others seriously injured Saturday in a rocket attack and subsequent shooting International Airport Bacha Jan of Peshawar, in northwest Pakistan, according to Pakistani television Geo TV reported .

Three killed in a rocket attack on airport in Peshawar Pakistan

At least three people have died and at least 25 others seriously injured Saturday in a rocket attack and subsequent shooting International Airport Bacha Jan of Peshawar, in northwest Pakistan, according to Pakistani television reported Geo TV citing the Khyber Training Hospital.

"We have received bullet wounds, shrapnel and rocket impact. Some are in critical condition," stated an official of the center told the Pakistani television. Other injured have been transferred to Lady Reading Hospital.

According to Geo TV, rockets and gunfire came from everywhere, so it looks like a coordinated attack. However, another source of security forces have been assured that five rockets fired, all from Darra, a nearby tribal area.

Security forces have closed the airport, where there was an intense firefight. At the moment it is not known the identity and motive of the attackers, as the area remains cordoned off and flights were diverted to other airports.

"We do not know what is happening. Security forces have closed the airport after around it. All roads leading to the airport are also blocked," stated a source told Geo TV.

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