6 policemen killed in twin KP bombings


PESHAWAR – Six policemen were killed and 18 injured in two bomb attacks on the police on the Ring Road on Monday. The day began with a suicide attack on a police mobile van at Garhi Qamar Din, Kohat Road, killing DSP Rasheed Khan, his driver, a police constable and two passersby.
At least 15 people were injured in the attack, senior officials said. In the second attack, a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a police van at Tajajabad checkpost on Ring Road hours after the first attack, in which one police constable was killed and three others wounded, Shafiullah Khan, a senior police officer told reporters.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Shafqat Malik told reporters that a teenaged suicide bomber had detonated himself near the police van. He was on foot and had used seven kilogrammes of explosives in suicide jacket. The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), according to the rescue sources.
Traffic on the busy Ring Road southern bypass was suspended but was cleared after the completion of investigation. The road is used by heavy vehicles, including NATO containers and oil tankers.