5 cops among 9 injured in Nowshera blast

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Tariq Saeed

Peshawar

Five cops were among nine wounded seriously in a blast in Noshehra district on Wednesday afternoon.
The explosion occurred when a Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) was trying to defuse an explosive device in Azakhel Payan area of Noshehra district, police authorities said. “Nine people including five policemen got injured in the exercise of defusing the explosives in the area”. District Police Officer (DPO) Noshehra said.
Police said unidentified miscreants had planted an explosive device in a gas cylinder in the gate of the house of a tribal elder from Mohmand tribal district. The Bomb Disposal Unit was called to defuse the bomb.
The officials were defusing the bomb when it exploded due to which five officials of the Bomb Disposal Unit and four other people were injured.
The injured were transported to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for treatment where the medics termed the condition of the injured persons as stable.
The injured policemen were identified as Habibullah, Arif Naeem Khan etc while the civilians were identified as Abdul Aziz, Waheed, Habibullah, Hayat, Azmat and Saeed Nawab. A search operation has been kicked off in the area yet the culprits remained at large.