September 3rd, 2012
03:44 PM ET

Attack on U.S. vehicle in Pakistan leaves confusion over injuries

A suicide bomber driving a car filled with more than 200 pounds of explosives rammed a vehicle owned by the U.S. Consulate in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, injuring two Americans and two Pakistani's working for the Consulate, according to U.S. State Department officials.

There was confusion about the extent and severity of injuries as a result of the blast.

Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said "two U.S. personnel and two Pakistani staff of the Consulate were injured and are receiving medical treatment." No U.S. consular employees were killed, she said.

She said U.S. authorities were "seeking further information about other victims of this heinous act."

Nuland's statement followed an assertion by local Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain that two Americans had died in the blast.

Pakistani police and health officials said two Pakistanis were killed and 25 people were wounded.