KP & FATA

PDMA deputy director, two others three injured in Peshawar explosion

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 occured near a state-owned vehicle carrying Deputy Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Muhammad Shakeel.
The vehicle’s driver, Wardan Gul, and a passersby were wounded in the incident, the police said.
The intensity of the explosion also damaged nearby buildings.
Rescue services and law enforcement agencies, including the army, reached the site of incident and investigations into the incident are underway.
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.