Plainclothes Pakistani officials check site of a bomb explosion outside the shrine of Kaka Sahib in Nowshehra on Sunday. – Photo by AP

PESHAWAR: Three people were killed and at least 25 injured when an explosion took place in the Ziarat Kaka Sahib area in Nowshera on Sunday.

According to the Nowshera police, a remote-controlled bomb had been planted on a bicycle in front of the main gate of the shrine of Kaka Sahib.

The shrine houses the grave of a famous Pashtun Sufi saint Kasteer Gul, who is known as Kaka Saheb. The shrine is often frequented by locals and a large number of people were also gathered there today on the occasion of Eid.

Security forces had cordoned off the area and the injured were shifted to local hospitals.

Among the 25 injured, five were reported to be in a critical condition.

SHO Nowshera Mumtaz Khan stated that the bomb weighed between 3-5kg and had been hidden inside a bag of fruits kept on the bicycle.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, information minister for the Khyber Pakhthunkhwa province where the attack occurred, also confirmed the incident and casualties.

He said: “According to our initial information it was a remote-controlled bomb but we are waiting for a final report from the bomb disposal officials.”

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October 28, 2012 11:26 pm
None of the politicians in Pakistan have the fortitude or the conviction to stand up to any of the terror organizations. There is a lot of drug money that all of these terrorists have at their disposal and they know how to use it to gain maximum advantage. There was hope when IK got actively involved in pursuing higher influence in local and national governments. Unfortunately, his plan is to grant amnesty to mass murderers. How sad is that. You don't negotiate with known murders; you kill them. Why is it that Pakistan Army is acting more like an observer rather than an enforcer? Look at what's transpiring in Swat!
October 28, 2012 9:33 am
Mosques, shrines , schools, janaza congregation, nothing is left out to be bombed by these animals who called themselves soldiers of islam
October 28, 2012 11:13 am
No terror attacks on Eid a success for govt: Malik Congrats to A. Rehman Malik
Imran Kakakhel
October 28, 2012 9:15 am
Govt is good for nothing, wat kind of security they provide to masses? Mr. Malik u were praising ur self for having security during Eid but EID is not only for one day. Shame on all GOVT agencies.
October 28, 2012 3:57 pm
Rehman Malik praised himself too early and throwing a challenge to terrorist was not a good idea.
October 29, 2012 12:30 am
How come we ever missed that point at all???
Cyrus Howell
October 28, 2012 4:05 pm
It had to happen somewhere.
Cyrus Howell
October 28, 2012 4:03 pm
Religious people cannot make the compromises necessary to live at peace. They don't want to be polluted by the people down the road, who don't have it right.
Imran A.
October 28, 2012 1:44 pm
It doesn't surprise to amaze me that when we ask the government to attack the Taliban. Our Ulema (most knowledgeable) revolt against. But if someone strikes cowardly with a bomb blast, they look the other way. I say as a nation, we should quit saying prayers in mosques and we start treating every Maulvi as how you would feel if your daughter or sister was Malala, and the Maulvi endorsed the attack. I am sure Allah will understand and endorse my decision too!
Ayaz Khan
October 28, 2012 4:49 pm
These terrorist activities have been going for 5 years and the government still does not have a clear policy to punish these terrorists. Why cannot the government tell that these terrorists want to impose the Saudi version of Islam.
October 28, 2012 11:22 am
After Ahmadi, then Shia, Shrine comes next so on and so forth, till no one will be left to speak. It is natural outcome of our bowing to religious elements.
p r sharma
October 29, 2012 3:52 am
another conspiracy theorist.
October 28, 2012 5:41 pm
I ran khan wants to negotiate with these animals.
October 29, 2012 2:53 am
then what we shall do, silence?
October 29, 2012 3:27 am
First Shias and now Sufis and the Army is still waiting for that consensus. What excuse.will it find next time?
October 29, 2012 3:13 am
ISLAM IS PEACE and religion of peace period. What you say about Hinduism after seeing acts of Bajrang Dal or may other organizations like them.
October 29, 2012 4:26 pm
how long must we tolerate these barbarians?
October 28, 2012 6:47 pm
Rehman Malik should accept moral responsibity for this and resign.
Ahmed Saeed
October 28, 2012 1:39 pm
Why don't you analyse the 3rd dimension of this chaos. There are many who now in the guise of taliban trying to destabilize Pakistan. Its easy these days to settle the score with someone or hurt religion. Current fiasco has led the country to confusion. Difficult to identify the real face of the enemy. United we stand and divided we fall.
Ajaya K Dutt
October 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Islam is a religion of peace.
Anwar Hasnat
October 28, 2012 6:54 pm
True but the terrorists are a cult and non muslims.
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