Five people died and many injured in an explosion in the Akbar Pura in Nowshera.
Police and rescue officials are on the spot and cordoned off the area while the dead and injured are being shifted to the hospitals. Reportedly, the blast took place inside a warehouse.
Earlier in August 2019, at least 10 people were injured when an explosive device went off while it was being defused in Nowshera.
The bomb located in Azakhel Payan – a village in Nowshera district– exploded when a police officer from the bomb disposal squad tried to diffuse it.
Among the injured were five security personnel. Those who sustained injuries were shifted to Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, where two of the victims are reportedly in critical condition.
Soon after the incident, a search operation was launched in the area by law enforcement agencies. The five security personnel were identified as Habibullah Wazir Khan, Arif Noor Habib, Naeem Khan Ghulam Muhammad, Azmat Hashmat Ali and Noorullah Noorzada.
The five civilians were identified as Abdul Aziz Azizullah, Waheed Rahmat, Habibullah Rustam, Saeed Nawab Rahmat and Hayat Abdur Rehman.