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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Oct 28, 2012 11:26pm
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!
Oct 28, 2012 09:33am
Mosques, shrines , schools, janaza congregation, nothing is left out to be bombed by these animals who called themselves soldiers of islam
Oct 28, 2012 11:13am
No terror attacks on Eid a success for govt: Malik Congrats to A. Rehman Malik
Imran Kakakhel
Oct 28, 2012 09:15am
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.
Oct 28, 2012 03:57pm
Rehman Malik praised himself too early and throwing a challenge to terrorist was not a good idea.
Oct 29, 2012 12:30am
How come we ever missed that point at all???
Cyrus Howell
Oct 28, 2012 04:05pm
It had to happen somewhere.
Cyrus Howell
Oct 28, 2012 04:03pm
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.
Oct 28, 2012 01:44pm
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
Oct 28, 2012 04:49pm
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.
Oct 28, 2012 11:22am
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
Oct 29, 2012 03:52am
another conspiracy theorist.
Oct 28, 2012 05:41pm
I ran khan wants to negotiate with these animals.
Oct 29, 2012 02:53am
then what we shall do, silence?
Oct 29, 2012 03:27am
First Shias and now Sufis and the Army is still waiting for that consensus. What excuse.will it find next time?
Oct 29, 2012 03:13am
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.
Oct 29, 2012 04:26pm
how long must we tolerate these barbarians?
Oct 28, 2012 06:47pm
Rehman Malik should accept moral responsibity for this and resign.
Ahmed Saeed
Oct 28, 2012 01:39pm
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
Oct 28, 2012 02:06pm
Islam is a religion of peace.
Anwar Hasnat
Oct 28, 2012 06:54pm
True but the terrorists are a cult and non muslims.