ISLAMABAD, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people including two children were killed and 11 others injured in a car bomb blast that hit Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday afternoon, local media and police said.
According to the reports, the incident took place when a car bomb exploded in an automobile workshop in the Scheme Chowk area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Police, security forces and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to Lady Ready Hospital of the city.
Hospital sources said the death toll might further rise as at least three of the injured were in critical condition.
Police officer Rahim Shah said that around 25-30 kilograms of explosives were used in the bomb that was planted in a car.
It is not clear whether the blast targeted the workshop or happened accidentally during the repairing of the car carrying explosives.
The blast destroyed the auto workshop completely and many vehicles parked inside while damaging nearby shops also.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack yet.