15 killed and 50 injured in a blast in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Early morning on Wednesday, at least 15 people were killed and almost 50 were wounded when a blast happened in a bus which was carrying over 40 passengers to Peshawar.

According to the eye witnesses, the blast occurred at the point when the bus reached Sunehri Masjid road.

Peshawar police has cordoned off the area and rescue teams have gotten hold of the spot.

The incapacitated people were hurried to the Lady Reading Hospital and Cant Hospital.

Abbas Marwat who is SSP Operation stated that blast occurred through a time device.

An eight-kilogram bomb was planted underneath a seat, near the toolbox, he said.

Abbas Marwat further stated that inquiry will take place when the driver who is in a life-threatening state gets well.

Admiring his chivalry he said, Not caring about his injuries he drove the bus to a police station where rescue services reached easily.

The bus had a route where it used to pick travellers from different stops. Where most of the travellers went to work at the NADRA and passport offices in Peshawar.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack in Peshawar today.

These cowardly attacks cannot shatter our unflinching resolve against terrorism, PM Nawaz said.

The hospital reports stated that most of the killed and injured were from Malakand, Mardan and Charsadda.

Emergency has been declared and all doctors have been called in to handle trauma, hospital spokesperson Jamil Shah