Explosion near PML-N leader's car leaves 5 policemen dead in Shangla

Published: January 12, 2014
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Advisor to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam. PHOTO: INP

Advisor to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam. PHOTO: INP

SHANGLA: Five police officers were killed and two others injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near the car of Advisor to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam in Shangla on Sunday.

Five of the dead were identified as Jawad, Liaquat, Faisal Hayat, Asif and Jafar. Two have not been identified as yet, Express News reported.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Muqam was not hurt in the explosion. He expressed his grief over the loss of lives and said this incident will not hold him back.

Muqam added that he had received multiple threats prior to this attack.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also regretted the killings.

DPO Shangla Gulzar Khan confirmed the incident and the death toll. He added that Muqam had left his house in Chagam area of Shangla to solve a dispute between two rival groups in Martong.

The DPO said that the explosives were detonated using a remote device. He added that a heavy contingent of security officers arrived at the scene soon after the blast and cordoned off the area.

A search operation was also launched in the area. The injured and the bodies of the deceased were taken to Pir Muhammad Khan Shaheed Hospital in Shangla.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Jan 12, 2014 - 2:55PM

    God bless him and thanks to God He saved him as Amir Muqam is the name of Reconstruction and development of in North KPK.
    Respected and Elegant man.
    The hope for Malakand and KPK.

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  • Azmat Ali
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:21PM

    ALLAH Ta’la bless those who were died and injured also Amir Muqam.

    Everyday we are giving sacrifices.

    May ALLAH Ta’la Give us all HIDAYATH. AMEEN!

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  • Khurram Awan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:24PM

    ET why you always choose the worst possible picture of everybody. There were many pictures to choose from but i think it is like despising the personality and you are learning from Western news channels in this regard.Recommend

  • Jan 12, 2014 - 6:41PM

    Which ISI agent informed the terrorists about Muqam’s visit to Martong? Are there no pilot and escort vehicles when an high dignitary was travelling? Are there no security patrolling the road and why nobody retaliated and killed the terrorists.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:48PM

    Mia saheb , now appoint Musarraf as an personal adviser to give them a befitting answer .

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