18 security men among 20 killed in Hangu attack

April 18th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Hangu (NWFP, Pakistan), Apr.18 (ANI): Twenty people were killed including 18 security personnel and scores others injured in a suicide attack at a security check post here on Saturday.

According to sources, the suicide bomber rammed his explosives laden vehicle into the security check post near Doaba Police Station, causing a loud blast which was heard in a wide radius.

The News quoted Deputy Superintendent of Police, Hangu, Fareed Khan as confirming 20 deaths.

The blast occurred exactly at a time when a convoy of security forces was passing from the spot. This resulted in a greater loss of life while 11 vehicles were also destroyed in the attack.

Fifteen persons injured including five police personnel. SHO Doaba Aimal Khan was among the injured.

The bodies and injured have been shifted to CMH Tal and CMH Kohat.

Security forces surrounded the blast site after the attack where no one is being allowed to enter.(ANI)

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