Kurram Agency PA, two deputies injured in blast

Kurram Agency PA, two deputies injured in blast
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PESHAWAR: Kurram Agency Political Agent Riaz Khan Mehsud and three other officers sustained injuries when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Thall, Hangu District on Thursday.Hangu District Police Officer Iftikhar Khan told APP on phone that the condition of the political agent and other officers is out of danger and they are stable. He said the vehicle of Mehsud was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb on the Thall-Parachinar Road. Police said Mehsud, Alizai Assistant Political Agent Akbar Khan and tehsildars Fazal Qadar and Naeem Khan were coming from Parachinar to Hangu when their vehicle was targeted, near Torghar in Hangu district on Thall-Parchinar Road. The injured were shifted to hospital. The vehicle was also damaged. Khasadar Force and police cordoned off the blast site.Thall Police Station SHO Farid Khan Farid told local journalists that a search operation was started in the areas and the army and police were searching for the culprits. Thall DSP Muhammad Ashraf confirmed to local media that the security forces seized an explosive-laden vehicle and arrested four suspects during the post-attack search operation. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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