LAKKI MARWAT: Two brothers lost their lives and three other family members sustained injuries in a tragic explosion, believed to be caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in in Bettani area of Lakki Marwat district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
According to police officials, the victims were included: five-year-old child Saeed Zaman and his elder brother 17-year-old Aman. They informed that three other members of the family including a woman sustained injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital for necessary medical treatment.
The police sources suspected that the explosion was likely triggered by an IED concealed within the farming fields.
According to police officials, all the injured and dead in blast are from the same family.
Earlier, several people sustained wounds as a powerful blast rocked Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to police, the blast followed by intense firing took place in the market near Tank Ada. The nature of the blast is unknown as per the initial report. The rescue teams have reached the spot for relief activities. Meanwhile, the personnel of the law enforcement agencies has reached the crime scene.
Pakistan has seen an uptick in terror activities, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, after the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with the government in November last year.
In a separate act of terrorism in July, at least eight people sustained injuries in a powerful blast targeting a convoy of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area.
Talking to journalists near the site of the blast, Cantt Superintendent of Police (SP) Waqas Rafi confirmed the suicide blast saying that it was an attack on an FC convoy that was moving through Hayatabad’s phase 6.