ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel in Peshawar.

The Prime Minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of valuable lives of FC personnel in the attack.

“These cowardly attacks cannot shatter our unflinching resolve to eliminate terrorism and extremism from our motherland,” the PM said.

The Prime Minister prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls with eternal peace and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

The Prime Minister prayed for swift recovery of those injured during the attack.

At least three officials of the FC were killed and three others injured in an explosion that hit their vehicle in Peshawar.

The roadside bomb went off when an FC vehicle was on a routine patrolling in the neighbourhood of Bashirabad following which the law enforcement officials cordoned off the area and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Operations Peshawar said that, “Initial investigations suggested that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.”