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Peshawar blast kills at least one, injures three

A bomb planted in motorcycle exploded while it was being repaired, say police

By Rasool Dawar
May 18, 2023
People gather at the site of the incident in Peshawar on May 18, 2023. — GeoNews
People gather at the site of the incident in Peshawar on May 18, 2023. — GeoNews

PESHAWAR: At least one person was killed and three others injured in a blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's capital of Peshawar, local police said Wednesday.

"The blast took place after a bomb planted in motorcycle exploded. We are gathering information on the nature of the blast. Initial reports suggest that the blast took place when the motorcycle was being repaired," the police said.

The incident took place near a hotel on the Ring Road in the provincial capital.

The owner of the motorcycle is among the injured while one of the injured is in critical condition, the police added.

Bomb disposal unit said in a statement that a 200-gram magnet improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the explosion.

The police said IED device is often used in incidents involving family feuds.