Two army men injured in Nowshera blast

NOWSHERA/CHARSADDA, Oct 7: Two army men were injured and two vehicles partially damaged when a remote controlled bomb went off on the main road near Risalpur on Sunday.

Police said that a remote controlled bomb planted in the middle of Nowshera-Mardan Road exploded when an army truck was passing through the area. Two army men identified as Arif Mehmood and Mohammad Asalm sustained injuries in the blast, they added. The army truck and a passenger vehicle were partially damaged. The injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Nowshera.

Police and Bomb Disposal Squad reached the site soon after the incident and collected evidence. Officials said that about one kilogram explosives were used in the blast.

Risalpur police station registered a case against unidentified persons and launched a search operation in the area.

In Charsadda, unidentified militants blew up a power pylon in Mian Qala area of Shabqadar, suspending electricity supply to four villages of Mohmand tribal agency.

Police said here on Sunday that at least two kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

Meanwhile, unidentified militants blew up gas supply line in Hassanzai area on Saturday night, disrupting gas supply to a number of villages.

Also, body of a young girl was found in a river near Garhi Muhkam Shah in the limits of Batgram police station. Police said that the victim was killed somewhere else and her body was dumped in the river.

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