At least six people lost their lives, while 20 others sustained injuries in a blast that was aimed at a police van in Dera Ismail Khan. The
The Caretaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Firdous Jamal Shah, also confirmed the blast and casualties. Expressing his grief, the minister said, “Those involved in this act of terrorism will face the full force of the law.”
As per the initial information, the explosion occurred in the Tank Adda area of the city, near a police van. In the aftermath, 22 individuals, including two policemen, were rushed to a nearby medical facility, with several reported to be in grave condition. Adding to the chaos, gunshots echoed post-explosion.
Recent Surge in Attacks
Last month, on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi — the birth celebration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), twin blasts in KP and Balochistan resulted in significant casualties. Specifically, in KP’s Hangu, a blast during a Friday sermon led to five fatalities and injured 12. Hangu’s police detailed that dual suicide bombers were behind this act. One targeted a police station’s entrance, while the other detonated inside a mosque.
Similarly, Balochistan’s Mastung district witnessed a devastating suicide explosion earlier the same day, claiming 35 lives and wounding over 45 individuals.
Over the past year, Pakistan has confronted a wave of terror assaults, with Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being frequently targeted. Militants have consistently aimed at both security personnel and innocent civilians, threatening the nation’s peace. However, Pakistan’s security forces remain unwavering in their mission to combat and eradicate terrorism, honouring the sacrifices made by their fellow soldiers.
The Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) recently disclosed a concerning statistic. Their report highlighted a noticeable surge in terror activities during August, noting 99 incidents – the highest tally in a single month since November 2014. These heinous acts resulted in 112 deaths and 87 injuries, primarily focusing on security forces and civilians.