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Blast Reported in Lakki Marwat

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Dec, 2019. 12:38 pm
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Anti polio drive narrowly escaped a suicide blast reported in Lakki Marwat District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

According to Initial reports its a suicide blast, set up to target polio team.

However, No casualties reported except for suicide bomber.

Furthermore, Rescue teams responded at the moment, all polio workers are safe.

District Police Officer Qasim Ali Khan said that there’s a rally protesting the death sentence given to former military ruler.

He added that a polio team also on duty in the vicinity, adding that its unclear who or what the bomber wished to target.

He said that investigations to ascertain the motives of the attacker have begun.

On the other hand, Lakki Marwat Deputy Commissioner Jehangir Azam Wazir said the polio team’s at a distance of 3 kilometres from the blast.

Though Wazir insisted that the attack did not target the anti-polio campaign.

He added that it has been momentarily suspended and will be resumed once a security clearance is issued.

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