Grenade attack on police van claims one life, injure 22 in Tank.

TANK -- A passerby was killed and 22 people including two cops were injured in a grenade attack on a police van and followed by an exchange of fire between the police and terrorists in the Tank on Friday.

According to a police spokesman, the police van was targeted opposite the side of 'Dr Muhammad Amin Clinic' on Bannu Road in the precincts of the City police station. Two motorcyclists hurled a hand grenade into the front seat of the vehicle of Inspector Sharif Ullah Kundi which was thrown out of the vehicle by the Driver of the van, Constable Afnan however it got blasted.

As a result, two constable Afnan, constable Jameel and 20 civilians sustained wounds however Inspector Sharif Ullah Kundi remained safe while the terrorist escaped from the scene. The rider-squad of the police followed the terrorists and an exchange of fire happened in the Golden Market area between the police and the terrorists. In the fire exchange, one terrorist identified as Umair son of Hanif Khan resident of Kirri Haider was killed while his accomplice managed to escape. A passerby namely Misbah Uddin son of Nekbkaht Shah resident of Peeran Kot also got injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

The injured and the body were shifted to the District Headquarters hospital (DHQ) Tank by the rescue teams.

Later, the seriously injured constable Jameel was shifted to DHQ Hospital Dera Ismail Khan.

After the incident, a heavy contingent of police led by senior officers reached the site and started a search operation.

The injured civilians included Muhammad Alam son of Saad Ullah resident of Maghzai...

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