Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014
Published in Category: District News

6 policemen among 7 killed in Charsadda blast

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CHARSADDA: Six persons including five policemen and a child were killed when a blast occurred near a police van Wednesday morning. According to police, the blast occurred near a police mobile in Sardheri Bazar area of Charsadda that killed six persons including five cops and one child. Six others including two policemen were also injured in the explosion. The died included Khawaja Muhammad Gulshad, Kashif Azam, Akram Gull, Wasal etc. The injured included school going kid also.

Initial investigation suggested that militants had fixed explosives in a bicycle that went off with a blast when the police mobile crossed the area and were on way to provide security to anti-polio teams. Meanwhile security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the area and started investigation.

Rescue teams shifted the bodies and injured to the hospital.

President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the blast. The President also called upon the authorities concerned to ensure that best medical assistance is provided to the injured.

Condemning the attack, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families. He also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss with fortitude.

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, reprobated this inhuman attack in the strongest of words. He said the perpetrators were hell-bent on destabilizing the country by such cowardly acts of terrorism.