11 July 2017

News Story: 2 killed, 12 injured as suicide blast hits police vehicle in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 10 (Xinhua) -- At least two people, including a senior police officer, were killed and 12 others injured when a suicide blast hit a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwest district of Chaman on Monday morning, reported local media.

Local Urdu TV Channel 24 News said the suicide blast took place at about 11:30 a.m. local time when a police vehicle was passing by in the downtown area of Chaman, a district along the Pak-Afghan border in the country's southwest Balochistan province.

Assistant Commissioner of Chaman confirmed that the blast was of suicide nature and District Police Officer Sajid Khan was the target.

Sajid Khan and one of his bodyguards were killed and five policemen were injured in the attack, he said.

Read the full story at Xinhua