DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least two people were killed Monday when a roadside remote-controlled explosion occurred in Dera Ismail Khan.
According to DawnNews, the explosion occurred in the Loni area of Dera Ismail Khan’s Kolachi Tehsil. Subsequently, two people sustained severe injuries.
They were being shifted to the Dera Ismail Khan District Headquarters for medical treatment but succumbed to their injuries on the way.
The deceased persons were identified as Zainullah and Shamsur Rahman. Following the explosion, a tip-off was received regarding more bombs in the area. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team personnel reached the site of explosion and defused four bombs.
Meanwhile, security personnel cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway. Earlier on Jan 14, two cops were injured when a bomb explosion took place near a police van near the Kolachi Tehsil area of Dera Ismail Khan.
Dera Ismail Khan sits close to the restive South Waziristan tribal region bifurcated by the semi-autonomous Frontier Region Jandola.-dawn