Pak policeman killed in blast

A policeman was killed and two civilians were injured on Friday in an explosion in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a rescue organisation said.

The police were shifting a shopkeeper using a police van to a nearby police station upon the latter’s violation of Covid-19 guidelines when the vehicle was hit by the explosion, Sher Gul from the non-governmental rescue organization Edhi Foundation, told Xinhua news agency.

The injured including a policeman were shifted to nearby hospital and the policeman is in critical condition, Gul said.