Policeman killed, four others injured in Mardan bomb blast

MARDAN: A policeman was killed and four others injured in a bomb blast in Mardan on Thursday.

According to police, a bomb blast ripped through a police picket in Mardan, killing a cop and injuring four others. A large contingent of police rushed to the scene and started rescue operation.

SP Investigation Rana Sanaullah informed media men that the bomb was detonated through remote-control. The device weighed about 10kg, he added.

Rescue ambulances and medical teams rushed to the site to help the injured. A bomb disposal squad also arrived at the blast site to carry out an inspection. A tense situation prevailed in the area.