PESHAWAR - At least six persons were killed and 24 others injured seriously in bomb blast in front of Town Hall located on Circular Road of Dera Ismail Khan on Monday. It couldn't be confirmed till the filing of this report as to whether the bomb was planted in a car or on a motorbike. However, the bomb was of high intensity and it exploded with a big bang late Monday morning. The bomb was so powerful that it shattered the windowpanes of the nearby houses and caused severe fear and panic among the dwellers. It was reported that a few minutes earlier to the blast Member of Provincial Assembly Khalifa Qayum passed through this area and it was said that the blast might be an attempt to target him. The rescuers reached the blast site and shifted the injured persons to the District Headquarters Hospital of DI Khan where doctors provided them first aid treatment. All of the victims were civilians and six of them were declared to be in critical condition, while some of them succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital. Soon after the blast police and officials of the secret agencies rushed towards the blast site and cordoned off the area and started to collect the evidence from the scene of occurrence. The people were stopped from going neat to the spot in order to avoid any possible casualties in the expected follow-up blast. The security was put on a high alert in the city and Peshawar and heavy contingents of police and Rangers were deployed in the city. Police put blockades on all the internal and external routes leading to the city. They were continuously searching the suspected vehicles entering the city. Meanwhile, Prime Minster Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, President Asif Ali Zardari, Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik and Chief Minster Amir Haider Khan Hoti strongly condemned the terrorist attack and said that soon the responsible miscreants would be brought to book. Agencies add: Kahlifa Abdul Qayyum, MPA, survived the remote control bomb attack near the town hall on circular road, police said. Qayyum's guards in another car were injured. The explosion struck busy Circular Road in Dera Ismail Khan, where a teenage suicide bomber attacked police earlier this month, killing seven people. Pieces of bloodied human flesh littered the ground next to a severely damaged auto rickshaw and private vehicle, witnesses said. At a local hospital, paramedics rushed to treat blood-soaked victims crying with pain. DSP Sanaullah Marwat said that initial reports suggest that MPA Khalifa Qayyum was the target.