Suicide car bomb kills 5, injures over 20 in Hangu


PESHAWAR – A suicide car bomb targeting a police station killed five people and injured more than 20 others in Hangu district’s Dawaba area on Thursday. The bomber, riding an explosive-laden vehicle, blew himself up near the main gate of the police station, situated around 22 kilometers away from Hangu.
Around 150 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the suicide attack. Deputy Superintendent of Police Meer Chaman Khan told Pakistan Today that five men including a police constable were killed on the spot. He said the constable had made an attempt to block the suicide bomber.
He said so far 14 of the injured, including eight policemen were under treatment in various hospitals, adding that conditions of several had been stated to be critical. Soon after the attack, the security forces went on a search operation and netted out certain suspects.
High-ranking civil and police authorities from Kohat and Hangu rushed to the site and supervised rescue activities. Meanwhile, security forces shot dead five militants and destroyed two of their compounds in Ghaljo area of Orakzai Agency.
Officials said a jawan of the security forces was injured when a group of militants attacked a checkpost. However, the security forces succeeded in repulsing the attack and killed five militants.