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IED blast injures five in Dera Ismail Khan

April 26, 2019

Five people were injured after an improvised explosive device went off at a contractor’s house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan, police said on Friday.

Police and a bomb disposal squad are currently at the scene.

The man whose house the explosion occurred in was identified as Ramzan. He lives in the Anjumabad area on Multan Road, police said.

The law enforcers say one of the victim’s is in critical condition. The injured were identified as Ramzan’s nephew, Marwat Khan, son of Abdul Majeed, Iftikhar, son Dr Bashir, Zakir Khan, son of Wali Khan, Noor Alam and Ramzan.

Ramzan was being threatened to pay extortion money, police said, adding that unidentified men had planted another bomb near his house earlier as well. No casualties were reported in the previous blast, police confirmed.

The neighbourhood has been sealed and a search operation initiated by the police.

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