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Pakistan separate explosions kill one policeman, injure three

Publication Date : 15-01-2014


Two separate explosions occurred in different parts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, leaving one policeman dead and three others injured.

According to the police, security personnel had cordoned off the area near a pull in Peshawar's Regi Model Town area when an explosion took place. Subsequently, one policeman was killed whereas another sustained injuries.

Police added that the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) personnel defused two bombs worth five kilograms from the site of explosion.

Meanwhile, a huge contingent of police personnel reached the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Separately, a bomb explosion took place near a police van, injuring two cops near the Kolachi Tehsil area of Dera Ismail Khan.

The bomb was remotely detonated.

Other sources reported that seven policemen were wounded in the blast on Rohri road and that the Station House Officer (SHO) of Kolachi police station was among those injured in the blast.

The explosion comes as the country celebrates Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal, and strict security measures have been put in place across the country.

Mobile phone services were suspended in most parts of the country in order to avoid any untoward incident.

Further details of the incident were not available till the filing of this report.

Dera Ismail Khan sits close to the restive South Waziristan tribal region bifurcated by the semi-autonomous Frontier Region Jandola.

Earlier, four bodies of unidentified people were recovered from Aman Gar area near Kabul River, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Nowshera district.

A policeman of Nowshera Police confirmed that the four people were shot dead and their bodies have been shifted to a nearby hospital for identification.

In a separate incident in Swabi District, an official of the intelligence agencies, Amjad was shot dead in Swabi bus stand area where he as on duty.



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