SHO among 10 injured in Bannu blast

December 05, 2012


BANNU, Dec 4: Ten people, among them five police and FC personnel, were injured in what officials claimed was a failed suicide attack targeting a police station on Tuesday.

DPO Waqar Ahmed told reporters that at around 5:30am a suspected vehicle was spotted moving towards the Haweed police station. The police and FC personnel manning a check-post near the police station fired warning shots in the direction of the vehicle. However, he said, the driver instead of stopping blew the vehicle up a few metres from the police station.

Mr Ahmed said 10 people, including SHO Gul Nawaz Khan, were injured. A source said the attacker was killed.

Meanwhile, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack. TTP spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan in a phone call to journalists warned of more such attacks on police because they were protecting those elements who were trying to promote secularism.