Two policemen killed in Pak blast

Two policemen killed in Pak blast

The police van was attacked with the remote-controlled bomb at Sardi Khel town in Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said. The area borders North Waziristan tribal region, considered a hub of Taliban and al-Qaeda operatives.

The attack left two policemen dead and five more injured, the officials said. The injured were taken to a hospital in Bannu city. Security forces launched a massive crackdown against militants following the attack.

Officials said police had seized two bags containing explosives at Miryan Road in Bannu district and defused them. A suicide attacker had yesterday rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into Miryan police station, killing 20 people, a majority of them security personnel, and injuring over 15 others.

Several persons praying at a mosque near the police station were among the dead.
The funeral of the 20 people killed in the suicide attack was held today amidst touching scenes.