Mardan: Explosion of bicycle explosives, 4 killed, 20 injured

Injured shifted to hospital for medical treatment, condition of several is critical, blast sound was heard far away, severe panic spread among citizens

A bomb blast on a bicycle fitted explosives at Judge Bazaar in Mardan killed four people, including children, and injured 20 others, who were rushed to a hospital where several are in critical condition. The bomb disposal unit collected evidence from the scene. Police have launched a search operation in different areas to nab the terrorists which continued till late night.

According to police officials, an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by unidentified terrorists on a roadside bicycle exploded in Judge Bazaar on Tuesday night, hitting a passing rickshaw and others.

According to officials, four persons including a father and his two children were killed and 20 others injured in the blast. Rescue teams shifted them to Mardan Medical Complex for medical treatment where the condition of several is said to be critical.

On the other hand, the Bomb Disposal Unit collected evidence from the spot and started investigation while the operation team also conducted search operation in different areas during which dozens of suspects were arrested. Police say footage from CCTV cameras installed at the scene and adjacent areas will also be obtained during the investigation.