PESHAWAR: A blast on Ring Road in Peshawar left a government official and two others injured here on Friday.
A motorcycle containing the explosive material was completely destroyed after the explosion occurred near a state-owned vehicle carrying Deputy Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Muhammad Shakeel.
“Three kilogrammes of explosive material was detonated through a remote control bomb,” said AIG Bomb Disposal Unit Shafqat Malik.
The vehicle’s driver, Wardan Gul, and a passersby were wounded in the incident, the police said.
Rescue services and law enforcement agencies, including the army, reached the site of incident and investigations into the incident are underway.
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) will probe into the matter and trace the chassis number of the vehicle used in the attack.
A suicide bombing in the city’s Hayatabad area, last year, resulted in the martyrdom of Additional IG Headquarter Mohammad Ashraf Noor.
Eight police personnel were also injured in the attack after a suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle rammed into Additional IG Noor’s vehicle near Tatara Park. –Web Desk