Child killed, three injured in Bajaur IED blast

At least 12 suspects taken into custody for interrogation


Our Correspondent February 10, 2017
Political administration, security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation. PHOTO: EXPRESS

BAJAUR AGENCY: One student was killed and three others were injured when their vehicle hit a remote-controlled bomb in Arang Tehsil of the Bajaur tribal region, political administration officials confirmed on Friday.

Soon after the attack that occurred in Tauhidabad area, officials of the political administration and security forces cordoned off the area to conduct a search operation.

Two soldiers killed in Bajaur IED blast

At least 12 suspects were taken into custody for interrogation related to this incident, official sources said.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

The injured were later shifted to nearby hospitals with the help of locals and rescue officials, where one of the injured was sent to a hospital local in Khar, while the rest were moved to another hospital Timergara area of Dir Lower.

An official of the political administration Sher Shah told The Express Tribune that the deceased child had been identified as Sudais.

One killed, three injured in Bajaur Agency blast

He added that the vehicle belonged to government contractor, Nasir, who had also been attacked twice in the past. The reason behind these attacks could not be confirmed.

A levies official was also killed in a similar blast earlier this year in January in Mohmand area of the same agency. The official, identified as Dilawar Khan, died in the blast at the sentry post at Loy Mohmand near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The bomb, planted along the post, was detonated at noon on January 2nd using a remote-controlled device when levies officials, who were on duty with security force at the main post, visited the site.

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