A bomb explosion killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 others at a Sufi shrine in Nowshera on Sunday, police said.
"It was a bomb explosion, which killed three people and wounded more than 20 others," senior local police official Hussain Khan told AFP. The shrine itself did not sustain major damage.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain, information minister for the Khyber Pakhthunkhwa province where the attack occurred, also confirmed the incident and casualties.
He said: "According to our initial information it was a remote-controlled bomb but we are waiting for a final report from the bomb disposal officials."
The shrine houses the grave of a famous Pashtun Sufi saint Kasteer Gul, who is known as Kaka Saheb.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast yet.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik‚ while condemning Nowshera bomb blast‚ has sought report from Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa on the incident. He ordered FIA Foresnic Unit to reach the site to collect evidence.
Rehman Malik said the terrorists used an illegal mobile SIM for conducting the remote control bomb blast that happened at the main gate of the Shrine. He said illegal SIMS are now becoming a lethal weapon.
He said that terrorists did not succeed in their nefarious designs yesterday as the mobile service was closed down for few hours. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar and Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti have strongly condemned the bomb blast.