Two martyred, 18 injured in Attock blast targeting security vehicle

Published: May 3, 2018
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A suicide bomber opened fire on the vehicle before setting off the explosives. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A suicide bomber opened fire on the vehicle before setting off the explosives. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ATTOCK: At least two people were martyred and 18 others injured – some of them critically – in an attack on a vehicle carrying civilian employees of a security agency in Attock on Thursday afternoon.

A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle hit the bus, which damaged it from the front.

Earlier, security sources said that a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) had hit the vehicle. Security forces reached the site and began a rescue operation. Emergency was also declared in the hospitals of the city.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

Those wounded in the incident were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

PAC officials said they had recovered the limbs of the attacker. Two other suspicious motorcycles were found near the site of the incident.

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  • Pakistani
    May 3, 2018 - 7:35PM

    Pakistan should give the US a 12 week deadline to handover Indian backed terrorists operating out of Afghanistan

    if they do not, then Pakistan needs to act like turkey did in SyriaRecommend

  • tuk
    May 3, 2018 - 7:37PM

    I thought PAEC buildings and buses were unmarked for a reason. Now everybody knows!Recommend

  • Zen
    May 3, 2018 - 11:26PM

    @Pakistani: You have given them hundreds of deadlines. Has any of them have been successful? Recommend

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