Bomb attack on security vehicle in Risalpur leaves two dead

Published: October 28, 2011

A police official and the driver of the vehicle were killed on the spot. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR: Two people were killed in an explosion on a security vehicle in the Risalpur area of the Nowshera district on Friday.

(Read more: Risalpur under fire)

According to initial reports, a Station House Officer (SHO) Ajmir Shah and his driver Shakeel were killed on the spot when their security vehicle was hit by what eyewitnesses described to be a suicide bomer.

District Police Officer (DSP) of Risalpur Saad Khan said that the attack may have taken place to avenge the capture of Taliban commander Jannut Gul, for which Shah played a vital role.

Four others were injured, including one policeman. There were shifted to the Dictrict Headquarter Hospital.

Eyewitnesses also added that body parts of the alleged bomber were scattered near the vehicle.

Risalpur, a town of around 20,000 people, is home to the Pakistan Air Force Academy, the Military College of Engineering, the Pakistan Army Engineers Centre and the Military Engineering Services School.

Nowshera, a city heavily dominated by military establishments, is just seven kilometres away and has been the target of Taliban militants in recent years.

Earlier this year, in August, at least 11 people were killed and 15 others injured when a remote-controlled bomb ripped through a crowded market in Risalpur.

Risalpur itself, however, had not been targeted before in a fatal attack. The only attack before this was on November 9, 2007, when three rocket-propelled grenades were fired by unidentified militants but landed in places that did not cause any damage to human life.

 

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Reader Comments (24)

  • Agenda
    Oct 28, 2011 - 1:03PM

    May Allah accept the sacrifices of our security personnel , Ameen

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  • stevenson
    Oct 28, 2011 - 5:33PM

    It shows that the security personnel are doing their work and have thwarted the anti state criminals. Bless the security people who work selflessly to secure the nation and protect us from these criminals.Recommend

  • YASIR RAHIM
    Oct 28, 2011 - 5:52PM

    @Agenda:
    ALLAH save our PAKISTAN

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  • naina khan
    Oct 28, 2011 - 8:05PM

    we r really shocked to hear the death of our senior police officer ajmeer shah,he s really a brave man.

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  • Yasin Shah
    Oct 28, 2011 - 8:34PM

    Ajmeer Shah was really brave man. He was recently transferred from Akora Khattak to Risalpur. He brought an end to all kinds of crimes in Akora Khattak from drug-dealers & other criminals. He also dealt the influential politicians with iron-hand. He is a martyr and such brave officers are needed in Pakistan police.

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  • Sun J
    Oct 28, 2011 - 8:59PM

    Syed Ajmeer Shah , was a Tiger of Police Force , he done well and he was really really so brave and never afraid of death. The nation can never forget his sacrifices.

    His seniors always found him obedient , hardworker, active and brave like tiger.
    He was a Drill Instructor for many years in Police Institution after that he got best position among his colleagues in the Intermediate College Course, at Police Training College Hangu therefore he was transferred for Law Instructor and after one and half year he was selected for Upper college course and therefore he was promoted to the rank of Sub Inspector.

    Today he died in suicide attack on vehicle at Risalpur Nowshera as he was SHO of Risalpur and he lost his life and today his life book closed forever.

    We Pakistani Nation pray for his soul and his sacrifices.

    May Allah keep his soul in rest. Ameen,

    Sun J,
    Peshawar Pakistan

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  • salman
    Oct 28, 2011 - 10:27PM

    ajmer sha was realy a brave man he finshed all types of crime.he doing his job very sincerly bt today he was die in a bomb blast .the people of risalpur r very said 2 day .i and all peole of risalpur proud on him . Special salute to ajmir shah shaheed

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  • maulana
    Oct 29, 2011 - 1:04AM

    He was great. Never let criminals commit crimes against others and always did his job properly. He was never an accomplice to the goings on of the world….was he?

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  • Anonymous
    Oct 29, 2011 - 9:30AM

    Ajmer Shah was a great man ,may allah bless him.he was very siceire with his duty.Recommend

  • umer farooq
    Oct 29, 2011 - 9:36AM

    inspector ajmer shah was the tiger of dist nowshera.v r proud of him.

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  • shah fahad
    Oct 29, 2011 - 10:19AM

    S.H.O CADET SYED AJMIR SHAH was agreat and brave police officer of KPK .he is very siceir with his duty MAY GOD BLESS HIM AMEEN

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  • Ibad gul
    Oct 29, 2011 - 7:12PM

    A big lose
    we lost one more brave man A tiger of police.
    SALAM to AJMIR SHAH

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  • waqar
    Oct 29, 2011 - 9:51PM

    He was a reall police officer whos knows his job i saw him frome very near i love him i wreally miss him salam my shaheed bhai jan i miss u and i love uuuuuuuu

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  • maulana
    Oct 30, 2011 - 4:43AM

    if he looked the other way while crimes were committed he is no good, this is to answer your question maulana

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  • alikhanpathan
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:57PM

    ajmeer shah was ajmeer shah……. i dont believe that he is dead…. he was the great man ever… even i hate all police of pakistan.. but i really loved ajmeer shah. he was like big brother. if anyone have his address i wana go his home…. ajmeer shah i love you my brother…..

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  • Oct 31, 2011 - 8:23AM

    Salam to the Young hero of Pakistan police force:
    I really respect of shaheed Ajmeer shah, bcz he finished all the crime from Rashakai village. Such kind of people born in centuries. I wish to born such kind of police men more and more. and personally I become a hero like Ajmeer shah shaheed. May Allah give patience to his family. and may Allah gave him Jannatul Firdos. Ameen Somma Ameen.

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  • khan
    Oct 31, 2011 - 11:12AM

    in over police there are two tigers Ajmir shah and Rajab ali, know one tiger lift in KPK police

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  • Engr. Shaukat Ali
    Oct 31, 2011 - 1:47PM

    Salam Salam Ajmeer Shah. We are proud of you. You gave away you life for right. Other police men should follow you my dear shaheed.What you had done in a short time is glorious Your Deeds indicate that you are already blessed by God .may God give patience to your parent to obsorb this irrepairable loss Ameen

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  • syed umar shah czn of ajmeer shah
    Nov 1, 2011 - 8:13AM

    ajmeer shah is a vary honest man of the pakistan and he was a brave man the ajmeer shah father is a retir army officar(salam to all police)

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  • IMRAN
    Nov 5, 2011 - 6:25PM

    @syed umar shah czn of ajmeer shah:
    we admit he was a brave man,i really appreciated him upto the extent of fight with drug dealers and criminals but people are not aware of the second side of coin.how he was so rich as he was joined police department as a constable..how he could have Prado landcruiser??wht he did with oil tanker and containers?what about that innocent drivers??he was paid with highly money …he was account holder of 34 crors..how it could be possible for a simple SHO?any one can answer?

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  • IMRAN
    Nov 5, 2011 - 6:29PM

    we admit he was a brave man,i really appreciated him upto the extent of fight against drug dealers and criminals..but people are unaware of second side of the coin..as he joined police department as a constable..he was also not from well off family..how he was an owner of his private Prado landcruiser?how he was account holder of 34 crors?what he did with oil and containers?what about that innocent drivers?he was highly paid unfortuantely..its a dark side of our police people..can any one answer me??

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  • adnan mubarik
    Nov 19, 2011 - 10:05PM

    @IMRAN:
    rply me

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  • adnan mubarik
    Nov 20, 2011 - 2:25PM

    @IMRAN:
    i m adnan ajmeer brother what u known about ajmeer shah tell me ajmeer father is a retire army comander and he was a count in nation bank n shabqater in1972 and ajmeer date of birth is 1978 and his grant father fanda shah was a coure comander of british and give me ur phone number or adress or email i jst waiting 4 u

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  • imran yousaf czn of takrimul haq
    Dec 12, 2011 - 3:48PM

    i solute to ajmir shah he was such a brave police officer and a role model for all the police

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