At least two people were killed and at scores others injured in a bomb blast which took place in Kacha Pakka area of Kohat on Thursday.

According to initial reports, the explosive was planted outside a bomb in Kacha Pakka area which went off, killing two people and wounding several others.

An emergency was declared in district hospital while security forces cordoned off the area to collect evidences.

Kohat District Police Officer Dilawar Bangash told reporters that the explosion was carried out through a remote-controlled device.

“Between four to five kilograms of explosive material was used in the bomb. I can confirm the death of two people and seven people were injured,” he said.

The bomb exploded just as worshipers were coming out of the mosque after offering Zuhr prayers.

The injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital, where officials said the condition of some of the wounded was critical.

The powerful explosion also damaged nearby shops.