PESHAWAR: At least five security personnel were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on a van of the police's Quick Response Force in Peshawar's Gulbahar area on Friday morning.
A police official said the quick response force van was on a routine patrol when the IED planted on a roadside detonated. As a result, five members of the force were injured.
Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesman Muhammad Khorasani in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU), two kilogrammes of explosives were used in the remote-controlled blast.
The BDU said the IED was planted under a bridge and was hidden among flower pots.
The injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment where a policeman was reported to be in critical condition.
Police cordoned off the area immediately after the blast and started an investigation into the incident.