ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN -- A car bomb blew up in a city in northwestern Pakistan Tuesday, killing 5 people and injuring 16 others, police said.
The blast took place at around 4 p.m. local time in the Bazikhel area of Peshawar; it targeted the home of the mayor of Bazikhel, Fahim Ur Rehman.
The car was a small Suzuki parked in front of his home. The dead and injured were all civilian supporters of Rehman
Rehman said he believed the attack was carried out by Mangal Bagh, a militant commander in the Khyber Agency who leads the militant group Lashkar e Islam, a group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban.
Journalist Janullah Hashimzada contributed to this report.