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Two martyred, six wounded in attacks targeting police

Bombs exploded in Bajaur and Quetta

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
Posted: Nov 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

Police official targeted in Bajaur were deputed near a dam project. SAMAA Digital

A bomb explosion in the Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has left two policemen martyred while six people have been wounded in another attack targeting police in Quetta.

Those wounded in Quetta include four women buying goods in the market.

Bajaur explosion

The bomb in Bajaur exploded near and under-construction Raghagan Dam in Tehsil Khar of Bajaur in erstwhile FATA. The policemen were reportedly deputed to guard the site.

Bajaur District Police Office Abdulsamad Khan confirmed the explosion and said that the police were investigating the attack.

Police sources say a bomb was detonated using a remote control.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

The martyred policemen have been identified as Tasdiq Hayat and Sartaj, according to local journalists.

Rescue officials moved the dead bodies to Khar THQ hospital.

Police squad targeted in Quetta

Another device exploded in Quetta’s Nawa Kalay area Saturday afternoon wounding at least six people.

Police said the bomb targeted an Eagle Squad unit of the police. Around four kilograms of explosives and ball bearing were used in the explosion.

Four women buying goods in the market, a passerby and an Eagle Squad member were wounded, they said.

The injured were moved to a local hospital.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Spike in militant attacks

Militant attacks have increased since August when the Taliban took over Afghanistan. At least 71 personnel of security forces have been killed since then, according to data compiled by South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP).

At least 28 security forces personnel were killed in October, the most deadly month of the year.

At least 48 civilians were killed between August and November, according to SATP.

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