Two policemen were martyred on Saturday near a dam in Tehsil Khar in Bajaur after an improvised explosive device (IED) was triggered during a routine patrol.
According to the Bajaur’s District Police Officer (DPO) Samad Khan, the blast was carried out around 10:30 am on a police van that was on a routine patrol.
A remote-controlled bomb was fixed at the roadside.
One of the martyred was a sepoy while the other was a havaldar, told DPO.
The bodies were transferred to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.
The Police have cordoned off the area and started a search operation while setting up an additional check post.