Four security men killed in IED attacks


PESHAWAR – At least four personnel of the security forces, including an army officer and a police sub-inspector, were killed and seven injured in terrorist attacks in FR Bannu and Peshawar on Tuesday.
According to details, the militants targeted an army convoy with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Janikhel area of Frontier Region (FR) Bannu, around 150km south of the provincial capital which connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with volatile North Waziristan.
As a result, Captain Ihsan and another died on the spot while four wounded personnel were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Bannu in a critical condition. The blast destroyed a vehicle completely besides partially damaging some others. In Peshawar, a police van was destroyed in an explosion caused by a roadside bomb, killing Sub-Inspector Rasool Shah on the spot.
Four wounded policemen were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital (LHR) where the driver, Faiz, succumbed to his injuries. The Bomb Disposal Squad said 7-kg explosive material packed in a pressure cooker was used in the attack.