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Multiple blasts target KP police; kill at least two

Updated November 16, 2013

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— File photo
— File photo

PESHAWAR: Multiple bomb explosions shook northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday, killing at least two and injuring at least a dozen people.

The most recent attack came in the Dera Ismail Khan district.

According to police officials, a police van was hit by a blast in Mandi area as it was traveling from D I Khan to Hangu district. At least one policeman was killed and two were injured from what officials described as a roadside bomb explosion.

Earlier, a suspected suicide bombing wounded four paramilitary Frontier Corps personnel and two passersby in Bannu.

Official sources said the suspected suicide-bomber rammed his motorbike into a security forces vehicle, injuring the six men and damaging the vehicle.

Police also confirmed that the suicide bomber was killed. Security personnel cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

Another bombing injured three people in provincial capital Peshawar.

Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel said approximately five kilograms of explosive material concealed in a cylinder blew up near a police van on Kohat road in Budhber area on Peshawar’s outskirts

As a result of the explosion, the police van was completely destroyed while three people sustained injuries.

Rescue teams reached the site of the blast while security forces cordoned off the area.

The injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital.