PESHAWAR: Two policemen were killed, and two others injured on Friday as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on a police van in Torghar.

The attack took place in Akazai area of Torghar district.

Jutba police official told Dawn.com that the police van was on a routine patrol.

District Police Officer Iftikharudin confirmed the attack and said the van was totally destroyed.

Torghar was part of Mansehra before it was made a separate district during the previous PPP-led government. It was then that the provincially administered tribal area had seen its first police setup.

The police stations were established due to presence of militants in the area to ward off any threat.

A checkpost in Torghar district had been set on fire on June 15 where the militants also tortured the policemen.

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