Peshawar blast injures nine

PESHAWAR: Around nine people are injured in a blast that detonated around 10 am today. The explosion was targeting a police van on Jinnah Park road near Peshawar’s Jinnah Park

Security and emergency reached the site in an emergency situation.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where their condition was reported to be out of danger.

Nine vehicles, including the targeted police van, were damaged in the blast.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Circle Sajjad Khan said that the bomb was either planted or was magnetically attached to the mobile van, adding that the bomb disposal squad had confirmed the use of half a kilogram of explosive material used in the making of the device.

DSP Khan further said that no police officials were injured in the blast.