The blast took place near Kohat police line Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, caused at least thirteen lives and as many injured. Initial reports said three persons have been killed and several others area injured in the explosion.
Dead and injured were taken to hospital by police and security forces who cordoned off the area. Police or security personnel were not among the victims.
IG KPK Nasir Durrani, while speaking to local news reporter, said the blast was done by a remote-controlled IED plated on roadside at Hangu Road.
The blast comes when military fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, killing 20 terrorists in early morning strike today.