Two police officials embrace martyrdom in Bajaur bomb blast

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal agency on October 18, 2017. The Pakistan military vowed on October 18 a new border fence and hundreds of forts would help curb militancy, as it showcased efforts aimed at sealing the rugged border with Afghanistan long crossed at will by insurgents. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

BAJAUR: Two police officers were martyred in a bomb blast Saturday morning, confirmed police. DPO Abdul Samad Khan said the bomb blast took place near Raghagan Dam, confirming that it had taken the lives of the police officers.

The DPO revealed the bomb blast had been conducted via remote control device, adding that law enforcement agencies had cordoned off the area and were carrying out a search operation to look for suspicious activity.

In another incident of terrorism, at least five people, including two police personnel of Eagle Squad, were injured in an explosion in Quetta on Saturday.

Confirming the report, police said that five people suffered injuries when a bomb exploded in the Nawa Killi area of Quetta today. After being informed, police and rescue officials rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. The bomb disposal squad also arrived in the area. The police officials said that a locally-made device, containing 3-4 kilograms of explosive material, was affixed to a motorcycle and was detonated by remote control. The blast was aimed at targeting the personnel of police’s Eagle Squad, claimed the officials.

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