PESHAWAR - Despite stringent security measures, a policeman was killed and another got injured when a remote-controlled device exploded during the ‘Sehat Ka Insaf’ campaign at Larama area on Charsadda Road Sunday, while a firing incident also occurred near a police checkpost in Paharipura, suburbs of Peshawar.
Police sources said in the first incident an explosive device planted along roadside went off and a policeman was killed and another got injured.
Soon after the incident large number of local volunteers rushed towards the site and shifted the dead body and the injured to Lady Reading Hospital. The deceased was identified as Bakht Naseeb while the injured was identified as Akbar Hussain.
According to bomb disposal squad around two-kilogram explosive material was used in the attack and its target was apparently police personnel. "The police team was being deployed in the area before the start of the campaign when a remote controlled bomb exploded near their van, killing one police official and wounding another one," local senior administration official Zaheer-ul-Islam told AFP. A senior local police official, Faisal Mukhtar, confirmed the incident and casualties. The latest campaign, which started early this month, will continue until April. It sees vaccinators go door-to-door every Sunday across Peshawar to administer drops to children for various diseases including polio, tuberculosis, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and hepatitis.