Ten people were martyred, six cops and a little girl was included in these people. Moreover, 30 people were injured in this attack. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan took the accountability for these terror attacks.
The police force said that four armed people were riding two motorbikes when they started shooting the two cops who were at duty at that time at the Dehra Zhob road. Both the officers were severely wounded on their way to the hospital. The martyred policemen were identified as Muhammad Jahangir and Inamullah.
The four attackers escaped the area after firing and it is said that a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the hospital where the bodies of the cops were brought. The incident happened in the district headquarters hospital.
It is reported that when the Rescue 1122 car entered the hospital with the bodies of martyred cops, the women wearing a burqa initially triggered the bomb and blew herself up.
Salim Riaz the district Police Officer also reached the hospital after hearing about the martyred cops, he somehow managed to escape the bomb blast and was safe.
Eyewitnesses told that the suicide bomber was standing outside the OPD. The department was closed because it was Sunday. It is also reported that some of the cops were also standing near the OPD.
When the bomber triggered the bomb four cops were martyred, two fo them were identified as Khalil Ullah and Hidayat Ullah. Moreover, a little girl who was probably 5-years-old named Maryam also died in the blast. About 30 people were injured which included 8 policemen.
It was reported by the eyewitnesses that people who visited the hospital for normal checkups and police jawans were among those injured. Police reached the hospital after the explosion took place.
According to the bomb disposal unit, 8 to 10 kg of explosives were used in the blast. Several motorcycles and cars parked outside the hospitals have also damaged the shopkeepers were so horrified by the blast they shut down their shops immediately.
Funerals prayers of the cops were offered at the police line, many police officers including Commissioner, Deputy Inspector general DPO and many civils offered the prayer.
The bodies od the martyred soldiers were later buried in their hometowns. The police said that they’ve made many sacrifices for peace in the nation and they’re collecting evidence to catch the culprits after this incident.