One person killed and 17 other injured in Hashtnagri blast

Peshawar: One person was killed and 17 other injured in bomb blast at a Mobile Market in Hashtnagri, one of the busiest shopping centre of the city, police said.

Bomb Disposal Squad said that the bomb was a timed device in which 1 and 1.5 kilograms of explosive had been used. Police said that CD shop was the target of the blast; police said there were threats to the CD market before the blast occurred.

The dead and injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where condition of three persons who identity was yet to ascertain, is said to be serious.

SP City Police Khalid Hamdani while talking to media said there were intelligence report about the presence of 12 suicide bombers in the city and security had been heightened.