Four casualties have been reported in the blast that took place near a school building in Peshawar on Thursday. - File Photo

PESHAWAR: A bomb went off in a market in Peshawar city’s Matni area on Thursday, killing four people, DawnNews reported.

The blast hit a passenger vehicle, killing four people, including a woman and a child, said Peshawar police chief Liaquat Ali Khan. The target was not immediately clear, but on Sunday another blast in Matni killed six people.

Several anti-Taliban militias are based in the area.

SSP Operation said the explosive was planted in a roadside pile of garbage. Four kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast, he added.

Separately, in the Upper Dir district of Saber Killy, two people were killed and three were wounded in a roadside bombing against a vehicle carrying food supplies for a paramilitary camp, said police officer Rehmat Khan.

Upper Dir saw several large-scale militant attacks last week.

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