KOHAT: An explosion occurred near Police Line at Peshawar Chowk in Kohat, killing at least twelve people and injuring 16 others on Sunday, Geo News reported.
Police Inspector General (IG) Nasir Khan Durrani told Geo News said the blast took place near a pickup van at Peshawar Chowk on Kohat-Hangu Road. All the passengers in the vehicle lost their lives while several others including a woman sustained injuries.
Kohat-Hangu Road was blocked for traffic following the incident, while the bodies and injured persons were rushed to nearby hospital.
Police put the security cordon, while bomb disposal squad has also been called in.