Policemen look for evidence at a blast site in Peshawar. – File Photo by AFP
PESHAWAR: Two policemen were killed and as many injured in a remote controlled bomb attack on a patrolling police party in Peshawar’s Daudzai Police Station jurisdiction on Thursday.
The Daudzai Police station officials confirmed that the police party was on routine patrolling when they came under attack with a remote controlled bomb in Neora area of Daudzai.
“Two cops have died and as many injured in the attack which appeared to be carried out by a remote controlled IED,” police official Fazl Jan said.
The security forces have started combing the areas surrounding the bomb attack site.
Meanwhile, a rocket fried from the restive tribal areas landed near the Peshawar airport. However, no loss of lives is reported.
The Pishtakhara police said the rocket fired from an unknown location has landed inside the airport in the trees without causing any loss of life or property.
Peshawar is the gateway to Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, where Pakistani troops have for years been locked in deadly battles with domestic insurgents.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistani Taliban have frequently targeted police and security forces with bomb and gun attacks as part of a five-year insurgency mostly concentrated in the northwest.