At least six people, including two women, were injured (today) on Saturday in a car bomb blast in Kala Bari market in the Saddar area of Peshawar. The blast today was the first of 2019 in the KP provincial capital.
The sources at the Lady Reading Hospital, where the wounded were shifted said that six injured were brought for treatment.
At least three stores were damaged by the bomb’s impact. The area was cordoned off by security forces after the explosion.
“About eight to ten kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the blast and the material was planted in a white Corolla,” Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) of Peshawar Qazi Jamil said, adding that it was an IED (improvised explosive device) explosion and the explosive material was fitted inside the vehicle. He said all six injured were in a stable condition
Bomb Disposal Unit chief Shafqat Malik agreed that it was an IED explosion and added: “All of the vehicle had blown up and only (its) engine part remained intact.”
The CCTV footage of the blast shows an identified man parking and exiting the said vehicle before wrapping himself in a shawl. The explosion takes place as he walks out of the frame.