the Explosion caused major damage to several shops and buildings. None of the injured is reported to be in critical condition.
the Pakistani military has waged a bloody fight against islamist extremists in the area around Peshawar since 2004. Security has improved in the region in recent years, but smaller bombings and attacks are still common.
Faced with elections in Pakistan on 25 July last year, carried out several bloody atrocities in the country. 20 people died in a suicide attack at an election rally in Peshawar on July 10, including the leader Haroon Bilour. The taliban took responsibility for the deed.