Nearly four people were killed and 11 others injured when a suicide bomber detonated his suicide jacket as he was stopped at a police check post in Peshawar.
According to officials and witnesses, the bomber blew himself up when policemen stopped him at the post outside the State Life Insurance Corporation building on the busy Mall Road in Peshawar cantonment area at 11 am.
Among four people killed in the blast, one was a policeman, said witnesses and officials at the state-run Lady Reading Hospital. Several policemen and women were among the 11 injured.
No group claimed responsibility for the explosion.
It may be mentioned that the Mall Road is a high-security zone with a school and an office of the Pakistan International Airlines being located in the area. Also, there is an army check post.
Reports said that body parts of the bomber lay scattered at the site of the blast.
Several cars were damaged by the explosion. Ambulances and private vehicles rushed the bodies and the injured to nearby hospitals.
Officials of the bomb disposal squad said that the attacker’s jacket was packed with over six kilograms of explosives and ball bearings.