Police said the bomb had been placed on a cycle near the check post when it exploded. — File Photo

PESHAWAR: A bomb explosion near a police check post in Jala Bela, Charsadda has left eight people injured, including five police officers and three civilians, officials said. One of the injured was a child.

SHO Daudzai Police Station, Amir Amir Sultan confirmed that a bomb had been fixed on a cycle next to the police check post, when it exploded.

SP Javed Khan said that three kilograms of explosives had been used in the blast. The explosion has destroyed the check post, sources said.

The injured have been shifted to hospital, where two of the injured are said to be in critical condition, Charsadda hospital sources said.