DI Khan blast: 3 Policemen martyred

DI Khan blast: 3 Policemen martyred

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Three policemen were martyred as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Dera Ismail Khan on Friday evening, police said.

The incident took place on Hathala Road in DI Khan, police officials said, when the squad of District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Zahidullah passed by.

DPO Zahidullah escaped the attempt unhurt, however, five personnel in his squad were injured.

A vehicle in the DPO's squad was also partially damaged.

The wounded personnel were shifted to a hospital, where three of them succumbed to their injuries, police said.

Two other injured policemen remain under treatment at the hospital.