14 killed in a blast in Pakistan
At least 14 people were killed when a remote-controlled bomb blew up a police vehicle in NW Pakistan.
Islamabad: At least 14 people, including a senior police officer and three children, were killed Tuesday when a remote-controlled bomb blew up a police vehicle in northwest Pakistan, police said.
The blast that took place in Kalachi area on the outskirts of Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province, also injured 17 people.
According to Online news agency, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kalachi, Iqbal Khan Marwat, was going to his office from his residence along with two securitymen when his vehicle was targeted with a remote control device installed on a cycle.
The vehicle, which was carrying six police officials, was badly damaged and 14 people including nince civilians died on the spot, the police said.
The bomb disposal squad said 4-5 kg explosive was used in the blast.
Dr Nasir, incharge of the emergency department of the state-run hospital in Dera Ismail Khan confirmed the shifting of 12 bodies to the hospital.
The deceased also include three children and a woman. Two of the injured were in a critical condition, he said.
Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the blast and said the government would deal with the terrorists strictly and they (terrorists) would find no place to hide.
The Prime Minister in his message said that terrorists want to destabilize the county by their cowardly act but they would not succeed in their nefarious designs.