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TIMERGARA/CHARSADDA, Sept 18: Two policemen were injured when their vehicle was targeted by a roadside remote controlled bomb in Shagai Maidan area here on Tuesday.

Sources said that officials of Zaimdara police station were on routine patrol when their van was hit by a remote controlled bomb planted on the roadside. They said that two police officials, sitting in the front seat of the van, were injured in the blast while others remained unhurt.

The injured policemen were identified as assistant sub-inspector Mehtab Khan and constable Iftikhar Khan. The van was damaged partially in the blast as the bomb went off a while before the vehicle reached the spot.

The injured policemen were shifted to district headquarters hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger. The Zaimdara police station registered a case against unidentified persons and started investigation.

In Charsadda, the wife of a former councillor sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Shabqadar area on Tuesday.

Sources said that unidentified persons planted an improvised explosive device near the main gate of the residence of former councillor Seth Khialzada that went off with a big bang early on Tuesday morning. The wife of Mr Khialzada received injuries in the blast. She was shifted to a hospital in critical condition.

The blast also destroyed the main gate and boundary wall of the house. Nobody claimed responsibility for the blast. Police registered a case against unidentified persons and started investigation. — Dawn Report