A car bomb blast at Mall Road in Saddar area of Peshawar on Saturday killed at least Nine persons and wounded 70 others, a private TV reported. According to reports the blast damaged nearby buildings and destroyed dozens of vehicles in the area. After the blast in front of the Cantonment Plaza 25 injured were transferred to the Lady Reading hospital of Peshawar. A suspected car bomb killed six people and wounded more than 10 others on a road leading to the main army cantonment in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Saturday, police said. "Six men were killed and 25 injured," senior police officer Abdul Ghafour Afridi said at the scene of the attack, where the force of the blast gutted cars and punched out the windows of buildings. The deadly blast, the second in the region within a matter of hours, ripped through a crowded area, near two banks, shops and a wedding hall on Mall Road, near a cantonment of army offices and residential quarters for commanders. "I can see casualties lying on the ground," police official Anwar Khan told media by telephone. "We are not clear whether it was a car bomb but it was a huge bomb blast," he told AFP in the initial minutes after the attack. TV footage showed volunteers hauling the wounded on to the back of trucks as police tried to evacuate the area and ambulances inching through onlookers as a young girl limped away with blood spattered on her green dress. "It was a huge bomb blast, so many bank officials are trapped inside the bank. I can see surrounding buildings damaged and vehicles damaged," bank official Saghir Khan said.