PESHAWAR: A nine-year-old child was killed and three other people were wounded Wednesday when a bomb planted in a sewer exploded in Peshawar, Geo News reported.

The blast took place in the Scheme Chowk neighbourhood of Peshawar.

"A nine-year old boy was killed and three others, two children and a man, were wounded in the bomb blast," a senior police said.

It was a remote-controlled device, bomb disposal squad chief Hukam Khan said.

The victims were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.

A suspect was held from near the crime scene and according to sources a remote has been recovered from his possession.