HANGU: At least four shops were destroyed when a bomb hidden inside a vegetable cart detonated in the middle of a market in Hangu on Wednesday evening.
DSP Thal Ashraf Khan said that the cart had been placed in front of Awami market in the Thal bazaar and detonated using a remote controlled device. The resultant blast created panic in the area.
DSP Khan added that there was no loss of life since the market was closed at the time of the explosion. However, the explosion was powerful enough to destroy four shops close to the cart.
The BDS officials present at the spot said that between five to six kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast.
Thal police have launched a search operation in the surrounding areas in a bid to apprehend those involved.