peshawar blast
The blast left 19 people critically injured. - File Photo.

PESHAWAR: A blast in Hashtnagr area of Peshawar left 19 people critically injured and destroyed a vehicle as well as a rickshaw, DawnNews reported.

DSP Faqir Abad, Saleem Daad told the media that it was a minor blast but as the region was densely populated, a large number of people were affected.

He said that 50 to 60 grams of explosive material was used in the bomb which an unknown assailant threw near a vehicle at Hashtnagr chowk. Not only did the people inside the vehicle and a rickshaw get injured but also affected were passerbys.

The bomb disposal squad immediately reached on site and gathered evidence. The squad said that the explosive material used was of less intensity.

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