The explosion took place in a vehicle parked at roadside. The injured persons have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital‚ Peshawar.
According to police a PAF van was targeted by the terrorist explosion but a passenger coach passing nearby was also hit.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have strongly condemned the Peshawar blast and expressed grief over the loss of lives.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar and Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti have also strongly condemned bomb blast and termed it a coward act of terrorism.