Upper Dir blast leaves 6 dead, eight injured

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Tariq Saeed
Peshawar
A middle intensity explosion in Sheringal Tehsil of upper Dir Sunday afternoon resulted in killing of at least six people and serious injuries to eight others.
Reports reaching here say the explosion ripped through a gathering after a funeral prayer in Gamadand area of Sheringal Tehsil of the Dir district and the target of the attack was believed to be the head of the peace committee who also succumbed to his injuries.
The Police officials believe the blast was carried out with the help of remote controller. The injured and dead bodies were shifted to district headquarters hospital (DHQ) where emergency was declared. “Blast occurred after a funeral prayer in the area”. DPO Upper Dir said adding a peace committee head was also killed in the targeted explosion. The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mehmood Khan have condemned the blast in strong words. They sympathized with the bereaved families specially those killed in the blast and directed the district administration Dir to ensure best possible treatment to the wounded persons.