Police vehicle narrowly escapes bomb blast in Peshawar's Badaber area.

A patrol van of the Badaber police station in Peshawar narrowly escaped a bomb blast on Sunday, the police said.

According to a statement issued by the Peshawar Capital City Police, Nasir Khan - in charge of the Badaber's Shaikhan checkpost - was patrolling in Gula Khan Zangal, an area bordering Khyber Agency, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his vehicle.

'Khan's vehicle was slightly damaged in the blast. Fortunately, no injuries or casualties were reported,' it said.

Police teams have arrived at the crime site to collect evidence and the area has been cordoned off. 'The incident is being investigated closely,' the statement added.

Meanwhile, the bomb disposal squad (BDS) said that approximately one kilogram of explosives was used in the blast

Since the talks with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) broke down in November, the militant group has intensified its attacks, particularly targeting the police in KP and areas bordering Afghanistan.

Last night, a...

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