5 injured in terror attack on coach

Ramzan Semab June 16, 2024
Weapons, ammunition and explosives recovered from terrorists slain in an IBO. PHOTO: ISPR/FILE


Five people were injured when unidentified armed men opened fire on a passenger coach on the outskirts of Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Friday night.

Local residents told The Express Tribune that armed terrorists had again set up a checkpoint on the main Indus Highway near Lakki Marwat and Bannu with the likely intention of examining the Computerized National Identity Cards(CNICs) and service cards of travellers in order to sort out government employees.

The terrorists opened fire on the passenger bus, which was travelling from Islamabad to Quetta, when its driver failed to stop at the roadblock despite repeated warnings, thus injuring five passengers, including a 13-year-old boy.

The injured were immediately shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Zhob.

It may be recalled that, last month, a video of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) operatives had gone viral on social media platforms in which terrorists could be seen checking the CNICs of passengers of a bus after establishing a blockade on a main road in the Karak district of the province.

They had apparently stopped the bus with the intention of distinguishing government servants from civilians.

The video had apparently been made by the TTP operatives themselves who had then shared it on social media for the consumption of the general public. It had caused widespread panic among people.

According to the local police, the incident had taken place two months ago.


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