PESHAWAR: Eleven Khasadar officials were killed and several others were injured on Saturday when a polio team targeted in the Lashro Tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency, an official of the political administration said.
According to detail, the Khasadars personnel, providing security to a polio team, came under remote control explosive material attack in Lashro area of Tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency.
The officials also confirmed that after the blast, militants opened indiscriminate firing, targeting the political Khasadars, killing two of them on the spot while several others succumbed to injuries in way to hospital.
In the incident, five officials sustained injuries in explosion near a polio team’s vehicle in the Lashoro area, Tehsil, Jamrud.
The officials said that there were two blasts that one after other targeted the polio team and Khasadars vehicles.
The doctor on duty in Hayatabad Medical Complex said that they have received several injured personnel of Khasadars and a child whose condition is stated to be critical.
All of them received multiple bullet injuries as well, the doctor said.
Soon after the blast, the officials of the security forces rushed to the site, cordoned off the area and started search operation.