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Four policemen, four others killed in firing, blast in DI Khan

At least 15 people have been injured

SAMAA | and - Posted: Jul 21, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Jul 21, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

At least eight people have been killed in two attacks in Dera Ismail Khan Sunday morning. 

The first attack occurred at a police check post near Kotla Seedan. Two cops were killed in firing. The attackers managed to flee, according to the police.

When the policemen’s bodies were being taken to the DHQ Hospital, a blast occurred at the hospital’s gate. The police say it was a suicide bombing and the Bomb Disposal Squad has confirmed that the bomber was a woman in a niqab.

Six people were killed in the blast and at least 15 people were injured. These include hospital security staff, three civilians and policemen. The injured were taken to CMH DI Khan.

The policemen have been identified as Hidayat, Aslam, Khalil and Kashif.

The police and Frontier Constabulary have sealed the area.

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