Firdous says that the location is fairly frequented especially in the evening, with the main road being jam packed with traffic. He added that the market is located in a residential cluster.
Firdous said that the cause of the blast had not yet been ascertained, though some reports suggested that it was a suicide blast. He said that investigators initially suspected that a car on fire may have been where the bomb had been installed. However, they later found a wrecked motorbike almost 30 meters away from the site, indicating that the bomb to have been attached to the bike.
With shops and a vehicle catching fire after the blast, fire brigades had reached the spot along with ambulances and the bomb disposal squad.
The injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital, while police has cordoned off the blast site.
The Taliban have been known to attack CD markets in the past. In 2005, Taliban frequently sent warning letters to store owners and even blew those stores up which did not conform to their demands.