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Policeman killed, five injured in explosion

By Our Correspondent 2016-06-24
DERA MURAD JAMALI: A powerful blast occurred inside the store of Notal police station in Nasirabad district, leaving a senior police ofñcial dead and injuring five other police personnel, including the SHO of the police station on Thursday.

Confirming the incident, the Deputy Inspector General Police, Nasirabad Range, Sharjeel Kharal, said that explosives, confiscated by the police, were placed in the store of the police station, which exploded with a big bang.

`The explosives went off, leaving one police ofñcial dead and hve otherpolice personnel,including a station house ofñcer of the police station injured,` he said.

The rescue teams rushed to the scene and shifted the dead and injured to the hospital.

`The roof of the police station collapsed in the blast and windowpanes of nearby buildings were shattered,` the DIG said. A police ofñeial died and others suffered injuries as the roof of the police station building fell down on them, he added.

The deceased was identified as Additional SHO Nazir Ahmed Umrani. The injured included SHO Manzoor Ahmed and other personnel, besides Soomar Khan Pandrani, Haibat Khan Siyal, Ghulam Rasool Pechoho and Ahmed Khan.

Some of the injured were in a precarious condition and were referred to Civil Hospital Larkana.

Police were investigating the incident. Further probe was underway.