Two paramilitary troops were killed and nine others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan's northwest Peshawar city on Monday afternoon, local media and officials said.
Superintendent Police (SP) Faisal Kamran confirmed that two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed as the suicide bomber blew himself up when troops stopped him for security check near the Iranian consulate at the University Road area of Peshawar, the capital city of the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.
He said that the attacker who came in a Corolla car wanted to enter the Iranian consulate, however, the troops did not let him succeed.
Some media reports said that the bomber was dropped near the consulate by his two accomplices who later fled to unknown place after shoot-out with the FC, following the blast.
Local TV channel Geo reported that the blast also injured nine people including two FC personnel and seven passersby.
The injured people have been shifted to Khyber Teaching hospital where at least three of them were in critical condition.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Police has cordoned off the area and kicked off a search operation.