At least seven people have been killed and more then 49 injured in a suicide attack in central Peshawar on Monday. A suicide bomber struck outside a court in Peshawar on Monday, killing seven people and wounding dozens more in the latest attack, officials said. Bashir Bilor, a senior minister in the northwest provincial government, told reporters that a man wearing explosives rode up to a district court building in the centre of the city in a rickshaw. "He got down and tried to enter the building but could not do so because of our security arrangements," he said, adding that the severed head of the bomber has been found about 70 metres (yards) away from the blast site. Zafar Iqbal, a senior doctor at Peshawar's main Lady Reading hospital, said seven people were killed and dozens more injured. "Five bodies were brought to hospital and there were 49 injured. Two of them succumbed to their injuries in the hospital," he told AFP. Local television showed images of blackened sandals lying in pools of water on a charred road. Smoke and flames filled the streets as ambulances rushed to the scene and fire engines trained their hoses on smouldering cars. At least eight vehicles were destroyed by the bomb, an AFP reporter at the scene said, while the blast site was covered in smashed glass and the blood of the dead and wounded. Senior bomb disposal official Tanveer Iqbal said that about six to seven kilograms (13 to 15 pounds) of explosives were used. There was no immediate claim of responsibility