2 killed, 6 injured in Dera grenade attack
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two persons were killed and six others received injuries when unidentified assailants hurled a hand grenade at the house of a policeman in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday. Officials said that the assailants hurled a hand grenade at the house of ASI Ghazanfar Baloch in Basti Ustrana Janobi area. They said that a guest identified as Zeeshan Haidar was killed on the spot while seven inmates were injured in the attack. The injured were being shifted to a hospital when one of them identified as Yasir Hussain succumbed to his injuries. The other injured included Shahbaz Haidar, Munawar Ali, Hassan Raza, Mukhtiar Hussain, Nadeem Safdar and Nazakat Ali.
Police registered a case on the complaint of Hassan Raza against Adeel, Waqas and Sajjad alias Allah Dad. In Mohmand Agency, militants blew up a private school in Mian Mandi Bazaar area of Haleemzai tehsil on Sunday. Officials said that militants planted explosive devices in the school building at midnight that went off with a big bang. Two rooms of the school were damaged in the blast.
Security forces cordoned off the whole area soon after the incident and recovered three more explosive devices from the damaged building of the school. The watchman of the school was arrested and sent to lockup.
It is pertinent to mention here that it was third incident of its kind in the area during the last one week. Also, suspected militants blew up a government primary school in Mandan area of tehsil Yakka Ghund in Mohmand Agency on Monday night.
In Mardan, a high school for girls was destroyed and its watchman received injuries when two bombs went off on the night of Eidul Azha in Kati Gari area.
Officials of Katlang police station said that unidentified militants planted explosive devices at two separate places in the school building that exploded on the night of Eidul Azha. The building of the school was destroyed and watchman Zulfiqar was injured in the blasts, they added.
The injured watchman was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.