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6 dead, 22 wounded in a Suicide attack on police van in Bannu

BANNU: Six people including 2 policemen have been killed and 22 wounded in a suicide attack on a police mobile van here. Head and legs of the suicide attacker have been found and a suspicious man was arrested from the scene.

According to police, a police mobile van was on a routine round when a suicide attacker blew himself up when the van was approaching Milad park, killing two constables sitting in the van on the spot and 6 other people who were nearby and wounding 22 people.

The injured have been shifted to the district hospital Bannu and few of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

Police cordoned off the area and started the search operation. DIG Iftikhar Khan has confirmed the number of the casualties and said that it was a suicide attack.

A private TV channel informed that head and legs of the attacker were found and taken into custody for further investigation. One eye witness told the media that he saw a man going towards the police van and after a few minutes there was a huge blast.



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