PESHAWAR: At least four policemen, including Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Kulachi Zahoor Khan, were injured on Friday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district.
The police mobile van was on routine patrol when the blast occurred in D.I. Khan’s Dara Mastang area wounding four policemen. The DSP was accompanied by his guard and other security personnel at the time of attack.
Emergency and security teams arrived at the blast site.
Security forces cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. Rescue personnel shifted the injured to the District Hospital D.I. Khan.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
During the past several years scores of people have died in drive-by shootings and bombings in the Dera Ismail Khan district bordering a restive tribal region.
Attacks on police and security forces have previously been blamed on Taliban militants active in the neighbouring South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan.