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Pakistan: A suspected car bomb injured six people in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, police said, with the blast ripping through multiple storefronts.
The explosive material was kept inside a car that was parked near a mosque. The vehicle was completely damaged in the incident, Geo News reported.
Officers said a 10 kilogramme improvised explosive device (IED) was fitted to a car parked in the Saddar area of the city.
“It was an IED explosion and the explosive material was fitted inside the vehicle,” Peshawar city police chief Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman told AFP.
A scene from the blast site in Peshawar, Pakistan
“A white color car was used in the blast and the closed-circuit television cameras in the area will tell us where the car came from,” he said.
He said all six injured, including two women, were in a stable condition.
“All of the vehicle had blown up and only (its) engine part remained intact,” said local bomb disposal squad chief Shafqat Malik.
At least three stores were damaged by the bomb’s impact.
Security forces are conducting an investigation to ascertain the cause of the blast.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.
According to multiple reports, the blast occurred outside the office of Milli Muslim League (MML). MML is recognized as a front group for terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba.