Jan 24, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Three, including 2 FC personnel injured in blast in NW Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 24, IRNA -- Three persons including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and a local journalist were injured when a roadside remote-controlled bomb went off in Pakistan’s north western Khyber Agency on Friday, official sources said.

According to sources, the militants had planted an improvised explosive device along the road that exploded near a college in Landi Kotal area, injuring two FC troops and a local journalist.

The injured were shifted to Landi Kotal Hospital for treatment.

The FC sources further told media that the unidentified miscreants had planted the explosives at the roadside. The security forces initiated a search operation after the explosion and cordoned off the area.

Meanwhile a policeman was injured when unknown culprits hurled a hand grenade on a police mobile in port city of Karachi on Friday.

According to police, assailants threw a hand grenade on police van in Issa Nagri that injured one cop. Aerial firing was also reported after the explosion, sources told.

Security forces and the bomb disposal squad reached the blast site immediately and cordoned off the area. Meanwhile, the rescue teams rushed the injured to the hospital.