The bomb, weighing five to six kilograms, was fitted on a motorcycle and was detonated using a remote control, Bannu's DSP Cantt, Ismail told Dawn.com. — Photos by Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: A remote controlled blast targeting a police mobile van near Cantt police station in Bannu district killed two persons and injured 18 others on Tuesday.

All victims were shifted to the District Headquarters hospital Bannu.

The bomb, weighing five to six kilograms, was fitted on a motorcycle and was detonated using a remote control, Bannu's DSP Cantt, Ismail told Dawn.com.

The dead included a child and a policeman, according the acting medical superintendent of DHQ Bannu, Dr Farooq Khattak.

Earlier during the day a cylinder explosion occurred near the residence of Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain in Pabbi town.

BDS official killed defusing bomb

A constable of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) died when a pressure cooker bomb exploded near Pump road in Adezai area, about 25 kilometres south of Peshawar, within the remit of Mattani police station.

The roadside-planted bomb weighing three kilograms exploded while the BDS personnel were trying to defuse it.

within the remit of Mattani police station

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