Two killed in Dera Ismail Khan explosion

Published January 20, 2014
— File photo
— File photo

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least two people were killed Monday when a roadside remote-controlled explosion occurred in Dera Ismail Khan, DawnNews reported.

According to DawnNews, the explosion occurred in the Loni area of Dera Ismail Khan’s Kolachi Tehsil. Subsequently, two people sustained severe injuries.

They were being shifted to the Dera Ismail Khan District Headquarters for medical treatment but succumbed to their injuries on the way.

The deceased persons were identified as Zainullah and Shamsur Rahman.

Following the explosion, a tip-off was received regarding more bombs in the area. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team personnel reached the site of explosion and defused four bombs.

Meanwhile, security personnel cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.

Earlier on Jan 14, two cops were injured when a bomb explosion took place near a police van near the Kolachi Tehsil area of Dera Ismail Khan.

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

Blast in Charsadda injures two

At least two people were reportedly injured when an explosion took place in Charsadda's Kala Dher area, DawnNews reported.

According to the police, explosive materials were concealed in a pile of gravel at a roadside on Mardan Road. They blew up, creating a loud explosion.

Police said two cars were passing by at the time of explosion and the intensity of the blast smashed their windows. Two people were reportedly injured.

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