At least two persons were killed and seven others injured in a roadside bomb blast here in Landikotal on Sunday.

According to details, a bomb planted by roadside in Jamrud Bypass area of Khyber Agency exploded with big bang at the time the local people were passing by the scene. As a result of blast, nine persons sustained injuries who were rushed to Jamrud Hospital where two injured people succumbed to their wounds.

Security personnel cordoned of the area and closing all the avenues launched search operation but no arrest was made. The intended target of the bomb attack could not be determined and local residents suspected that extremist elements in the area could be responsible for the blast.