SIBI- At least eight persons were injured in a roadside bomb blast today. Police arrested several suspects in connection with the explosion.

Police said that unknown miscreants had planted explosives in a motorcycle parked at Nishar Road, in Tareen Chowk of Sibi which exploded with deafening sound. Eight people, who sustained wounds in the blast, were shifted to Civil Hospital by rescue personnel who rushed the scene soon after the incident.

The police cordoned off the area after the blast and launched search operation, during which several suspects were, nabbed who were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Motives behind the attack could not be ascertained as yet.