5 killed, 17 inured in blast at Upper Dir

PESHAWAR, Aug 18 (APP):As many as five persons were killed and seventeen including three policemen were injured in a remote control blast near a car of local elite in Shringal Gamadhand, Upper Dir.

Giving details of the incident, provincial information Minister, Shoukat Ali Yousafzai said here Sunday that the reason behind the blast was a property dispute between a local elder, Haji Motabar Khan and his rivals.

He said two suicide attacks were also been made on Haji Motabar in past.

Yousafzai said that according to police, rivals targeted Haji Motabar by detonating a remote control device near his car. Three policemen who were being deputed on his security were also injured in the incident.

He informed that area is remote and very soon police officials would reach the spot to conduct investigation.