Peshawar: Policemen killed in explosion
PESHAWAR: Two policemen were killed and two others suffered injuries in an explosion on Saturday. Officials said a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in a deserted area known as Juma Khan Khwar. The officials said the body of the SHO and his driver Mohammad Shoaib Khan were found far away from the road. Constables Aftab and Mohammad Alam got serious injuries who were rushed to the Khyber Teaching Hospital.
An official said the explosive device was placed at the middle of the road and detonated by a remote control. The explosion, he said, had made a big crater on the road which seemed that the weight of the bomb could be from 10 to 15 kilogrammes.
Meanwhile, a vacant police checkpost located at Fidaabad Telaband was blown up on Friday night and two other checkposts were vacated by police in the limits of the Badbher police station, a source said. An official said that the blown up post was located very far away from the main police station where a few police personnel could not perform duties in the prevailing tense situation. He said there was a need to increase the number of police personnel in the sensitive areas.