Police mobile van escapes bomb blast in Lakki Marwat.

LAKKI MARWAT -- Mobile van of the Lakki Marwat city police station narrowly escaped a bomb blast here on Monday.

An official said unknown miscreants had planted an improvised explosive device under a culvert on the Old Kutchery Road to target a police patrolling party. He said the area where the bomb was planted was at a stone's throw from the city police station and the tehsil building housing offices of assistant and additional assistant commissioners.

'It was an attempt to blow up a police van,' the official said, adding the IED went off with a bang moments after the police van passed over the culvert. He said a patrol party led by additional SHO Abdul Saboor Khan was onboard the van, who remained unhurt in the attack.

The official said after the explosion a police contingent and experts of bomb disposal squad reached the place to collect evidence. The police launched a search operation in the surrounding areas to arrest the culprits.

Meanwhile, a man was killed at a wedding function in Top Takhtikhel village near Naurang town...

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