4 policemen among 6 dead in Peshawar bomb blast
08 October, 2013
PESHAWAR: Six people, taking part in an anti-polio campaign, including four police personnel were martyred in a bomb explosion in Salman Khel area of Badhber near Peshawar on Monday morning.
The bomb went off just as a van drove by carrying security officials who were supposed to protect vaccinators as they went to local houses to administer the anti-polio vaccine, said police officials.
The incident happened in the village of Malikhel, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside the provincial capital of Peshawar. Four police officers and two members of a local peace committee riding in the van were killed, police said.
Twelve people including civilians sustained injuries. The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
The security forces soon after the blast cordoned off the area for the search operation.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the attack on police officials. They condoled the death of the innocent people in the blast.
The President directed for best available treatment to the injured on time.
The prime minister paid tributes to the police personnel who embraced martyrdom while discharging their duties.
The Prime Minister paid highest tributes the personnel of law enforcing agency who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the departed souls with eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.
He also prayed for the early recovery of those injured in the blast.