BAJAUR: A policeman, who was injured in a roadside blast a week ago, died at a hospital in Peshawar, his family and police said on Saturday.

Constable Ihsanullah, 28, who was critically injured in the explosion that occurred in Barkholozo area on April 6, succumbed to his injuries at the CMH Peshawar.

An assistant sub-inspector, Bakhat Zada, was martyred in the blast, according to the statement issued from the police lines here.

It said the policeman expired on Friday night, and his body was handed over to family on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, in a post shared on social media, Ibraheem Khan, a brother of the martyred Ihsanullah, said he was laid to rest in his native Barkholozo area on Saturday afternoon. Also on Saturday, a youth was injured after unknown assailants opened fire at him in Salarzai tehsil.

A Rescue 1122 statement said the incident occurred in the Chinnar area. It said Amanullah, 25, came under fire by unknown assailants. The rescue service said a team shifted the injured to a hospital in the Pashat area.

A police official said the incident occurred when the man was heading to a nearby area from his house. He said an investigation was underway to find out the motive behind the incident.

Separately, the Frontier Corps foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition and arrested two people, said a statement issued here on Saturday.

According to the statement, the attempt was foiled by the personnel of FC (North) during an action in Mamond tehsil.

FC personnel signalled the driver of a suspected vehicle to stop at a checkpost, but he tried to speed away.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2024

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