PDMA officer among three injured in Peshawar blast

  • Initial investigation shows the explosive device was planted in a motorbike
Pakistan

PESHAWAR – At least three people were injured after an explosion took place near Dir Colony, Peshawar on Friday morning, local media reported.

According to police, the blast occurred targeting a government vehicle on Peshawar Ring Road. The vehicle was carrying Deputy Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Muhammad Shakeel.

In the blast, driver, Wardan Gul, and a passerby were also injured. The injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Initial investigation shows the explosive device was planted in a motorbike, found near the vehicle. Security forces have reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

A search operation has also been launched to trace the culprits involved in this heinous crime.