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Women weeps on the injuring of one of their family member in the explosion at local hospital in Peshawar.—AP

PESHAWAR: A grenade attack killed a toddler and wounded 26 other people at a Shia parade on Thursday, the eve of their holiest day of Ashura in Peshawar, officials said.

The attack took place in one of the main squares in Peshawar.

“One child, aged two years, has died and 26 others were injured. There are 12 women and three children among the injured,” said Abdul Hamid Afridi, head of the city's Lady Reading Hospital.

Afridi earlier told AFP that the child had been in a serious condition.

“It was a grenade attack,” Peshawar administration chief Mohammad Siraj told AFP, adding that police had failed to arrest the culprit.