HANGU - A Kurram Agency political agent along with three others government officials sustained injures when their vehicle was hit by a roadside planted improvised explosive device in tehsil Thall area of Hangu district on Thursday.

According to details, Kurram Agency political agent Riaz Khan Mehsud, Assistant Political Agent Tehsil Alizai Akbar Khan and tehsildars Fazal Qadar and Naeem Khan were coming from Parachinar to Hangu when their vehicle was targeted with a remote control IED bomb near Torghar locality on Thall-Parchinar Road.

Subsequently, the political agent along with three officials sustained injuries and were shifted to district headquarters hospital. The vehicle was also damaged. The Khasadar Force and Police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

Talking to media persons, District Police Officer Hangu, Iftikhar Khan confirmed the incident and said that condition of Political Agent and other officers are out of danger and stable. He said the vehicle of Political Agent was targeted with the help of a remote control device bomb on Thall-Parachinar Road. He said that the incident took place at around 12:30pm. The security vehicle of police escorting the political agent vehicle remained safe in the blast.