DI KHAN: At least three police officials, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), were injured on Sunday in a suicide attack on a police patrol in the main market area of Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Police officials were on a routine patrol in Commissioner Bazaar, when a suicide bomb attacked the vehicle.
Talking to The Express Tribune, a police official said, “DSP Abdul Ghafoor along with two other policemen were injured”.
District Police Officer Khalid Sohail confirmed the attack.
The injured were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital where they were being treated.
An investigation was underway, as police cordoned off the area. Eyewitnesses said the bomber was cloaked in a white shawl.
Earlier at least one person was killed and six were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up, targeting the vehicle of Pakistan Peoples Party – Sherpao (PPP-S) chief Aftab Sherpao after a rally on Saturday.
The injured included two civilians and four police officials.
The suicide bomber blew himself up close to the vehicle of the PPP-S’s chief who was accompanied by his son Sikandar Hayat Sherpao and MPA Mohammad Ali Mohmand.