DERA ISMAIL KHAN: One policeman was injured on Friday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near a van in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Saturday.
The incident took place in Hathyala area of the city where an official of elite police, Tariq, was wounded in the explosion occurred near a police vehicle.
Police told media that the police officials boarded in the vehicle were moving to perform security arrangements for the protest march announced by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) and backed by other opposition parties as well.
A heavy contingent of police forces cordoned off the entire area and commenced a search operation, whereas, the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials have also called to ascertain the explosion’s genre.
Earlier on Friday, Interior Ministry had issued an alert notice of possible terror attacks on public gatherings of ‘Azadi March’ announced by the opposition parties.