PESHAWAR: Two policemen were killed and six other people including Dy Commandant, FRP got injured this morning when a suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the senior Frontier Reserve Police (FRP) officer in Hayatabad area of Peshawar.

The blast targeted the convoy of the Deputy Commandant of the Frontier Reserve Police Malik Tariq, who was injured in the attack.

"The bomber was on a motorcycle and he rammed it into the vehicle of Malik Tariq who was on his way to the office," Mian Saeed, a senior police official told reporters at the scene.

The bomber targeted Tariq’s vehicle when the senior officer had just left his residence in Hayatabad. Rescue teams and security personnel reached the site of the attack, and launched an investigation into the blast.

The injured were shifted to the Hayatabad Medical Complex for emergency medical treatment. Tariq received wounds on his head and arm but his condition was said to be out of danger. Both men killed were Tariq's police guards. A police official was reported to be in critical condition.

According to hospital sources, the explosion left two policemen dead and six others injured, including two policemen, two passers-by, the driver of the vehicle and Deputy Commandant Malik Tariq.

Additional Inspector General of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) Shafqat Malik said five-six kilogrammes of explosive material was used in the making of the bomb. He said the bomber was wearing a suicide jacket packed with high grade explosive material.

The vehicle was completely destroyed in the blast, also wounding at least two passersby.

The FRP is an auxiliary force that can be called up to help the regular police in times of need.

The proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a statement claimed responsibility for the suicide blast. However, the claim could not be independently verified