PESHAWAR, July 21: Two houses were damaged in a bomb blast at Ali Sherzai Street in the limits of Peshtakhara police station here on Saturday.

A police official said that the bomb, planted near the residence of Rahimdad Khan, an elder of the area, went off at around 5am in the morning. He said that the blast damaged two houses and blew up main gates of both of them.

He said that the explosive device, packed in a plastic can, weighed about one kilogram. He said that inmates of both the houses remained unhurt in the blast.

The apparent target, he said, was the family of Rahimdad Khan. He said that the family denied having any kind of enmity or links with any militant organisation. A case against unidentified terrorists was registered as the complainant did not nominate anyone in the FIR.

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