One person injured in blast at Imambargah in Lower Kurram
A man was injured in an explosion in the Shurki area of Lower Kurram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
According to area police, the blast took place at an Imambargah in Shurki, near the Pak-Afghan border.
Police confirmed that the man injured in the blast was on duty at the Imambargah and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but the building collapsed as a result of the blast.
Yaqub Khan, a local police official, said the blast occurred at 4 am.
He said that after the incident, police and law enforcement agencies cordoned off the blast site and started an investigation.
However, he said that the nature of the blast has not been confirmed yet but police suspect that explosives were planted in the incident.
Meanwhile, Sajid Turi, Member National Assembly from Kurram District, Sardar Hussain, Secretary, Anjuman Hasina Parachinar, and others condemned the attack on the Imambargah.
At the same time, he said that peace had been established in Kurram district through the sacrifices of the forces and the efforts of the elders, but the terrorists were conspiring to sabotage the peace with such efforts.
He demanded the government to immediately construct the Imambargah and conduct a high-level investigation.
It may be recalled that on Sunday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Squad defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Dabar area of Mohmand Tehsil.
It should be noted that 9 people were injured in a grenade attack near the Karkhano police check post in Peshawar in January this year.