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    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    One Martyred ,Twelve injured in suicide attack on FC vehicle in Nowshera

    At least one person was killed and 11 others injured in a suicide attack on a security forces convoy on Thursday in Nowshera’s Kachehri Chowk area, confirmed a senior police official.

    The suicide bomber was reportedly the only one killed. Five Frontier Corps (FC) officials and six civilians are among the injured, Nowshera police informed. Investigators from the intelligence agencies revealed that there were six persons present when the attack took place.District Police Officer Nadeem Bukhari, speaking to South Punjab News, confirmed the casualty count. The attack occurred near the hometown of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Pervez Khattak.
    District Police Officer Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari, confirming the number of wounded, said that a suicide attacker on a motorbike detonated explosives near a security forces vehicle at Kutchehry Chowk. The FC vehicle, he said, was travelling from Rawalpindi to Peshawar at the time of the attack.
    The spokesman for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, Shaukat Yousafzai, confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack. He added that the bomb contained 5 kilogrammes of explosive material.
    The wounded have been taken to District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera and the Combined Military Hospital for treatment.
    The latest suicide attack comes days after a policeman was martyred in  an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Bannu district. Six people, including two policemen, were injured when the remote-controlled bomb went off near a police van.
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