A remote-controlled explosion targeting a van of security forces killed two security personnel and left two others injured in Mathra Bazaar on Warsak Road, in the outskirts of Peshawar on Friday. According to police officials, a bomb planted on a motorcycle was detonated by a remote-controlled device as a pick-up of security forces passed by it.
Soon after the blast, security and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the victims to a nearby hospital. A search operation was also conducted by security forces after cordoned off the entire area. Security officials confirmed the killing of two security personnel and left two others wounded. They were later shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital before police and security forces cordoned off the area.
According to experts of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), around four to five kilograms explosive was used, packed in a bike parked on the roadside to target the patrolling party of paramilitary troops. No group has claimed responsibility. Police and security forces are frequently targeted by militants in Peshawar, the gateway of tribal agencies where troops of Pakistan Army have been battling militant Taliban groups. The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other personnel of law-enforcement agencies.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT