5 cops among 9 injured in blast in NW Pakistan

14:30, June 19, 2010      

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At least nine people including five policemen were injured Saturday morning in a remote controlled bomb blast near a police van in northwest Pakistan, local sources said.

The blast took place in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber- Pukhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan.

One of the wounded was reported to be in a critical condition, local hospital administration said. The police riding in the van were slightly injured, however, the pedestrian were inflicted with most of the splinters, the sources said.

About 14 suspects were rounded up by police during search operation after the blast in the nearby region, according to the private TV Express.

Earlier in May, Pakistani security forces killed a militant commander suspected of killing 13 people including a senior police official in a bomb blast in the northwestern province, official sources said.

Commander Gul Sarwar Kundi was killed in a clash with the security forces and his home was also demolished during an operation in Ama Khail area of the southern district of Dera Ismail Khan.

That area is known for Talibanization and militants presence in the D.I. Khan district, which is gateway and supply line to the continuing operation against militants by Pakistani security forces in the troubled Waziristan tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, a local source told Xinhua.

Source: Xinhua


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