ISLAMABAD, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and 18 others including two foreigners and three policemen injured when a blast hit a UN vehicle near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHR) office in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Monday morning, local media reported.
Dunya TV said that the blast took place at about 9:00 a.m. ( local time) when a UN vehicle escorted by police was targeted soon after it left the UNHCR office in University Road area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of the country's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the initial reports, an explosive-laden vehicle parked at the roadside was exploded with a remote controlled device when the UN vehicle passed near it.
The UN vehicle carrying an unknown number of foreigners was completely destroyed in the blast.
Following the blast, a five-feet-deep crater appeared at the ground.
The injured have been shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, and the hospital sources said that the injured people included two foreigners, two kids, two women, and three policemen.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Police and security forces cordoned off the area as investigations into the blast went underway.