Eight people were killed and 37 others were injured, in two bomb attacks in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar earlier Thursday morning, according local Urdu TV channel Geo reported.

According to the TV, most victims are policemen and a roadside bomb planted under a pile of fruits along the street in the Lahori Gate area of Peshawar hit a police van carrying an estimated 20 police officers to duty places at around 07:00 a.m. local time on Thursday morning,

According to the report, six people including five policemen and one child were killed on the spot while 17 other police officers were injured with some of them in critical condition.

The killings continued after two female suicide bombers attacked a check post temporarily set up near the first blast site, throwing a hand grenade, before killing themselves.

A first suicide bomber, aged between 16 to 17, first blew herself up while the second, aged at about 45 according to local sources, failed to detonate her suicide jacket.

The second suicide bomber however, was injured during the explosion caused by the other woman and later died of the wounds.

The suicide attack killed at least two people and injured over 20 others including two policemen, the TV reported.

While the reason behind the attacks are not yet clear, regional reports suggest that they might be a 'payback' for the arrest of a Taliban leader by the police in the outskirt of the city on Wednesday night.