Pakistan

TANK – At least six security personnel were injured in a blast in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district on Monday, security sources said.

According to reports, the Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were on a routine patrol when their vehicle was targeted through an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the roadside in Tank’s Molazai Mor area.

The injured were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in Tank while the security forces cordoned off the site to launch search operation in the area.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Roadside blasts in war-torn KPK province are common and several law enforcement personnel have been targeted in the past as well.

In September last year, at least seven police officials were injured when a roadside bomb targeting a Rapid Response Force (RRF) van, exploded at Warsak Road, near Darmangi Village. In another attack, the same month, two of the security men were killed.