DSP among 13 killed in DI Khan blast

Published: May 18, 2010
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Police examine the site following a bomb attack in Dera Ismail Khan. (AFP)

Police examine the site following a bomb attack in Dera Ismail Khan. (AFP)

Police examine the site following a bomb attack in Dera Ismail Khan. (AFP) Policemen examine the wreckage of a police vehicle following a bomb attack in Dera Ismail Khan. (AFP)

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least 13 people, including a DSP, were killed in a blast in Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday.

Fourteen others are reported to have been injured in the blast that is presumed to have targeted the Kalachi DSP’s vehicle. Three policemen are among the injured. Initial reports suggest that four kilograms of explosives were used in the IED blast which were planted on a bicycle.

A woman and child are also reported to be among the dead. The injured have been shifted to the district Head Quarter hospital and the area has been cordoned off.

The security situation in the area of Dera Ismail Khan has always been volatile and there have been many incidents of sectarian violence in the past.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Mansoor Khalid
    May 18, 2010 - 12:23PM

    After some relevant silence, today’s blast is a proof of the fact that the extremist factions are still bound on destruction. Police, the first line of civil defense has given numerous sacrifices for the safety of the public and we must acknowledge their efforts.Recommend

  • Zulfiqar Haider
    May 18, 2010 - 2:45PM

    It seems that the wave of terror is sweeping across Pakistan engulfing even those areas that have been peaceful in the past.Recommend

  • M.Shahjahan Bhatti
    May 18, 2010 - 5:48PM

    Why police is the target? It is time police change its traditional role as tyrant. Black sheep within this force must be ousted and scientific culture be encouraged. Recommend

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