May 2017 Peshawar bombings

May 2017 Peshawar bombings
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Peshawar is located in Pakistan
Peshawar (Pakistan)
LocationKhotko Bridge and Shamshato Road Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°0′53.91″N 71°34′49.76″E / 34.0149750°N 71.5804889°E / 34.0149750; 71.5804889
DateMay 8, 2017
TargetCounter Terrorism Department
Attack type
WeaponImprovised explosive device
Non-fatal injuries
VictimsCTD 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]


  1. ^ "Three injured in roadside blast in Peshawar". Pakistan Today. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Two security personnel injured as roadside bomb targets CTD vehicle in Peshawar". The Express Tribune. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Four injured in explosion targeting CTD vehicle in Peshawar". Geo News. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Three troops injured in bomb blast near CTD vehicle in Peshawar". Daily Pakistan. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Blast hits girls school in Peshawar, another bomb defused". Dunya News. 8 May 2017. Archived from the original on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.