2017 Dera Ismail Khan bombing

2017 Dera Ismail Khan bombing
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan is located in Dera Ismail Khan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan (Dera Ismail Khan)
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan is located in Pakistan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan
Bannu Road Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan)
LocationBannu Road, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Coordinates31°50′35.65″N 70°54′41.75″E / 31.8432361°N 70.9115972°E / 31.8432361; 70.9115972Coordinates: 31°50′35.65″N 70°54′41.75″E / 31.8432361°N 70.9115972°E / 31.8432361; 70.9115972
DateJanuary 4, 2017
TargetPolice van
Attack type
Bombing
WeaponsImprovised explosive device
Non-fatal injuries
15

On 4 January 2017, an explosion took place on Bannu Road in Dera Ismail Khan. The police van was on routine patrolling when it was targeted by remote control bomb that was planted in the center of the road.[1] According to police the bomb weighed between 5 and 7 kilograms.[2]

Events[]

In the attack, 15 people including five police officers and a women was injured. The injured police officers include constable Atta-ur-Rehman, BaqarMukhtarHussain, Asif and Akram while among other injures was the security guard of Gomal University, Muhammad Ali who was referred to Multan for medical treatment.[3]

The injured were shifted to hospital where one injured was stated to be in critical condition. Security forces cordoned off the area and started search operation for hunting the miscreants.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ Dawn.com (4 January 2017). "Four policemen injured in roadside blast in DI Khan". Dawn. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Bomb blast in DI Khan". Times of Islamabad. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  3. ^ "D.I Khan: Five police officers, 10 civilians injured in bomb blast". Dunya News. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "15 people injured in D.I Khan blast". nation.com.pk. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.