PESHAWAR: A policeman was killed and three others including a passer-by were injured in blast near police vehicle here today.

According to details, unidentified miscreants targeted a vehicle of police through a roadside planted bomb while it was on routine patrolling in Mithra area of the provincial capital Peshawar.

The police mobile van was damaged in the blast resulting in death of a cop and leaving three others including a passerby injured.

Rescue personnel reached the scene of the blast and shifted the body and injured to hospital.

The police cordoned off the area after the blast and launched search operation for the accused.