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WORLD NEWS | Pakistan: 22 security personnel injured in suicide attack on security convoy by Dera Ismail Khan’s Chehkan


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Islamabad [Pakistan]May 28 (ANI): A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a convoy in Pakistan’s Dera Ismail Khan’s Chehkan area, injuring at least 22 security personnel, Dawn newspaper reported.

Official sources said the explosion was a “suicide attack in which an unidentified suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in a convoy of security forces”. Official sources further said that at least 22 security personnel were injured in the attack, according to Dawn newspaper. However, the military’s media arm, Interservice Public Relations (ISPR), has yet to issue a statement.

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According to official sources, the convoy was heading to the Minza area of ​​the South Waziristan region when it was attacked. The area was cordoned off after the suicide attack, according to Dawn.

According to the Dawn newspaper, the injured were taken to the United Military Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan for treatment, the official said. Two of the injured were “reported to be in critical condition,” according to the official.

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The security personnel injured in the attack included Hawaldar Tanvir, Hawaldar Zulfiqar, Lance Naik Mustafa, Sepoy Hanif, Sepoy Nawaz, Naik Liaquat, Lance Naik Faraz, Naik Shahid, Sepoy Sikandar, Mir Jafer, Ameer Asghar, Naik Azhar, Naik Musa, Sepoy Fida Hussain, Sepoy Sahib Kamal, Sepoy Kamran, Sepoy Tanzeem, Sepoy Arif, Basit Ali, Saleem, Barber Waseem and driver Sepoy Muneeb.

According to Dawn newspaper, a police source revealed that the convoy was attacked near a petrol station in Vannes. According to sources, the suicide bomber walked through the convoy and blew himself up in front of the fourth vehicle in the security forces convoy.

A police source said the suicide bomber was “likely” waiting for a convoy at a petrol station about 400 meters from the site of the attack. After the attack, a team of police and security forces arrived at the scene and launched a joint search operation in the area.

Meanwhile, the Dawn newspaper reported that a grenade exploded on Thursday night between two police officers at a police training center in the Shahkas district of Jamrud Tesir in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. was killed.

Khyber district police officer Salim Abbas Kulachi said a grenade fell from a man while DSP Nawaz Khan was checking the security bunker at the training center in the middle of the night, Dawn newspaper reported. It exploded after falling from the hands of the police.

Salim Abbas Kulachi said two police officers, identified as Shah Mehmood and Nur Islam, were killed at the scene. He further stated that DSP Nawaz and ASI Barkat were injured, Dawn reported. The injured police officer was taken to the Hayatabad Medical Center in Peshawar.

Contrary to the police officer’s statement, Dawn newspaper reported that insiders said that some unidentified gangsters threw a grenade at the police watchtower from outside the training center, causing casualties. However, police officials declined to confirm the attack. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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