Explosion on Peshawar's Charsadda road kills cop, wounds another

Published February 16, 2014
Police and rescue workers seen at the site of bomb blast on Charsadda Road. — Photo by Online
Police and rescue workers seen at the site of bomb blast on Charsadda Road. — Photo by Online

PESHAWAR: A blast near a CNG station on Peshawar's Charsadda road on Sunday killed one policeman and injured another.

According to SP Rahim Shah, who oversees rural areas, the bomb was planted near a post of the 'Sehat Ka Insaf' programme which was set up near a graveyard.

AIG Shafqat Malik of the Bomb Disposal Squad told Dawn.com that two kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast.

Security in the district was put on a 'red alert' following the incident. Moreover the district administration had earlier also imposed a ban on pillion riding keeping in view the inititation of the third stage of the 'Sehat Ka Insaf' programme in Peshawar.

Rescue sources said that one policeman died in the incident whereas another was wounded.

The victims were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

The 'Sehat ka Insaf' programme has replaced the polio campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where instead of running a polio-specific drive, the health workers now target all nine vaccine-preventable diseases, including polio, tuberculosis, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and hepatitis..

In another incident the BDS defused a bomb in Dalan area of Hangu.

The five-kilogram-bomb was planted near a police checkpost adjacent to Dalan Hospital and was defused after law enforcement agencies reached the spot upon receiving information, DSP Farid Khan of Circle area told Dawn.Com

— Zahir Shah Sherazi contributed to the reporting of this story

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