PESHAWAR: One cop was killed and seventeen others were injured in a blast that targeted a police convoy near Gulbahar police station at GT Road on Saturday, Geo News reported.
According to police, a remote-controlled bomb exploded as a police van carrying four prisoners passed by an abandoned tin of vegetable oil in Peshawar city, killing one policeman and wounding 17 others. A woman and four policemen were among those wounded who were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.
Several vehicles including a police mobile were damaged in the blast.
Initial investigation by the bomb disposal unit unveiled that at least five kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.
Soon after the explosion, security forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area while further investigations are underway.
It is pertinent to mention that Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Banaras Khan narrowly escaped a life attempt when a remote-controlled bomb exploded at Chughul Pura road in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police Station on Friday.
Unknown miscreants had planted IED containing one kg explosives near a manhole in Chughal Pura that exploded with a bang, however, the DSP remained safe.