MANSEHRA: Twin blasts occurred near Khanpur area in Mansehra when the convoy of security forces was passing through Shahrah-e-Karakoram, left several persons injured on Saturday morning, Aaj News reported.
The first blast occurred when an improvised explosive device (IED) fixed along the Shahrah-e-Karakoram went off while the security forces’ convoy was passing through Khanpur area.
This explosion injured several persons including a security man while a vehicle was also damaged. Police further told that the convoy was on its way to Gilgit from Rawalpindi when the blast occurred.
Meanwhile, the second blast took place at the same place, when the rescue operation was in progress and the injured were being shifted to the hospital for treatment, sources said.
Soon after the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched further investigations in this regard. .
Police and bomb disposal squad were also called in the area and started a search operation.