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13 Dec 2019 | 03:34 PM UTC

Pakistan: Grenade attack wounds three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa December 13

Grenade attack in Tank district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) wounds three police officers December 13; similar incidents possible over the near term

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Event

An unidentified attacker threw a hand grenade at a police patrol in Tank district (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on Friday, December 13, wounding three officers. The assailant was shot and killed by security forces. Bomb disposal experts were dispatched to the scene to defuse explosives carried by the attacker. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are anticipated around the blast site over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Tank district are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.