MARDAN, April 27: A station house officer and five other police officials were injured when their van was hit by a remote-controlled bomb at Sharaopul in Pishkando area here on Friday, officials said.
They said that a police party of Rustam police station led by SHO Khankhel Khan was on a routine patrol when their van was hit by a bomb. As a result of the explosion, all six policemen in the van sustained multiple wounds.
Driver of the van identified as Hashmat Ali was referred to Peshawar hospital in precarious condition. Other five injured included SHO Khankhel and constables Iqbal, Kachkul, Fazal-i-Subhan and Jahangir. They were stated to be in stable condition at district headquarter hospital, Mardan.
The officials said that the police van was also destroyed by explosion of the bomb, which was about 10kg.
The Rustam police had registered an FIR against unidentified miscreants. Meanwhile, unknown persons slaughtered a watchman of Mukaram market in Charsadda chowk with a sharp-edged weapon on the night between Thursday and Friday.
Officials of the city police station quoted Qamar Zaman of Kot Ismailzai that he was informed by someone that his brother Khalid was slaughtered by unidentified killers. The police have registered an FIR against unknown killers.
In Charsadda, unknown miscreants blew up a government girls’ school in Shabqadar on Friday. The explosion occurred at the government primary school, Daman Matta, which was completely destroyed. The Khwaja Was police have registered the case.