15 dead in Lower Dir IED blast | Pakistan Today

15 dead in Lower Dir IED blast

At least 15 people were killed and 11 others injured when unidentified militants targeted a passenger van with a high-intensity improvised explosives devise (IED) in Lower Dir on Sunday morning.
The dead included three women and two children. The injured persons were rushed to District Headquarters Hospital at Timergara and Civil Hospital Munda, where the condition of several of the injured was said to be in danger and officials feared the toll could rise.
District Police Officer Ijaz Abid told Pakistan Today that the incident occurred in an area close to Bajaur Agency. Giving details of the explosion, Abid said a passenger vehicle on way to Munda was targeted with an IED in Enzaro Banda area of Jandol tehsil.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but officials believed the involvement of Taliban.
Official said there was no political figure, member of pro-government tribal family or volunteers of peace lashkar in the targeted vehicle.
District Coordination Officer Mahmood Aslam confirmed the killing of 15 people and injuries to 11 others. He said police was investigating the incident and making efforts for apprehending the criminals. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti strongly condemned the bomb blast, calling it an act of cowardice.



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