May 2017 Peshawar bombings

May 2017 Peshawar bombings
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Peshawar is located in Pakistan
Peshawar (Pakistan)
Location Khotko Bridge and Shamshato Road Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
Coordinates Coordinates: 34°0′53.91″N 71°34′49.76″E / 34.0149750°N 71.5804889°E / 34.0149750; 71.5804889
Date May 8, 2017
Target Counter Terrorism Department
Attack type
Weapon Improvised explosive device
Non-fatal injuries
Victims CTD team and a passerby

On 8 May 2017, two bombs exploded in Peshawar while the third one was defused by Bomb Disposal Squad. Three officials of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) were injured.[1] Beside CTD officials, a passerby was also injured. The injured were moved to Lady Reading Hospital.


At around 4:50 am, an IED went off outside a girls primary school in Urmar area on Shamshato Road.[2] The school gate was damaged as the bomb detonated. According to police, two IEDs were found installed outside the school, out of which one exploded while the other was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.[3] The diffused bomb contained 2–2.25 kg of material.[4] The CTD team was on their way back after inspecting the site when their vehicle was detonated near Khotko Bridge.[5] At the spot, three officials were injured who were identified as Akbar Ali, Israr and Nizar.[3] A passerby named Wali-ur-Rahman was also injured as the bomb exploded.[3]