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IED blast 'targeting police van on patrol' kills SHO in Lower Dir

07/06/18   DawnNews: An explosion allegedly targeting a police van on patrol in Lower Dir on Thursday claimed the lives of a station house officer (SHO) and the vehicle's driver, police sources told DawnNewsTV.
The blast, which took place in the Madyan area, was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
It appeared to have targeted the Zimdara police station van, which was on patrol at the time, the sources said.
Zimdara Station House Officer (SHO) Bakht Munir Khan and his driver Irfan were killed, the sources said, while one police official was injured.
The wounded officer was taken to nearby Lal Qila Hospital, the sources added.
A search operation in the area is ongoing.


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