Blast in Peshawar, 7 killed and 11 injured

PESHAWAR: An explosion near a busy marketplace in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, seven have been killed and 11 were injured as a result of the blast.

According to initial reports from police officials, the explosion occurred near Sher Ali market in the city’s Matni area.

The nature of the blast could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the area. The injured are being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

An emergency has been declared at the hospital.