Blast damages bank, shops in Charsadda
CHARSADDA: A bank building and several shops were damaged when an explosive device planted in a canister went off in the Omarzai bazaar on Friday, officials said.
They said that police had cordoned off the bazaar after receiving information about the presence of a bomb near the building of a commercial bank.
“As the police started combing the area, the device exploded with a big bang. The bank building and a number of shops were damaged in the blast,” they said and added that window panes of nearby houses were also shattered.
The officials said that about half a kilogramme of explosive material was used in the device.