PESHAWAR - At least seven persons including two policemen and a woman were killed and 25 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast at Battagram bazaar near WAPDA House here on Monday. Eyewitnesses said that the suicide bomber who was apparently targeting a public meeting of PML-Q at Battagram bazaar blew himself up when police deputed at the site of the pubic meeting asked him for search. Resultantly, a total of seven persons including two policemen who were identified as Constable Hazrat Ali resident of Balan Kot, Muhammad Taib of Ajmira village, a woman, a nine-month-old girl and three passers-by were killed in the blast on the spot. While 25 others including three policemen got multiple wounds in the incident who were rushed to District Headquarters hospital Battagram, where eight of them were stated to be in critical condition. Police sources said that police tried to arrest the bomber alive before he could explode himself, but he succeeded in the suicide attack. They said that it was a huge explosion, which was heard at a long distance. Soon after the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and started search drive. The police said that the explosion occurred ahead of PML-Q public meeting that was to be addressed by PML-Q KPK President Engr Amir Muqam. It is stated that the PML-Q provincial President could be the target of the bomber, but the bomber exploded himself before the start of the public meeting. Later, Ameer Muqam visited District Headquarters hospital Battagram and inquired about the health of those who were injured in the blast. He condemned the suicide blast in strong words. He termed it cowardice act of terrorism. He said that such acts of terrorism could not deter our determination from service to people. He demanded arrest of the perpetrators. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack till filing of this report. In the wake of blast, the traders in Battagram closed down their shops and raised slogans. A panic was there among people after the blast. It was the second suicide attack in Battagram district as the first one had occurred at Takot area some years back killing several people including policemen.