PESHAWAR: Six persons were killed and 16 others were injured in a remote-controlled blast in District Dir of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday.
Unidentified miscreants targeted the double cabin vehicle of a local peace committee head in the mountainous Upper Dir district, police said.
While Six persons died, the 16 injured were shifted to a district headquarter hospital.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai confirmed that five people killed in the blast and termed the incident to be based on old enmity, saying the feud over Haji Moutabir Khan’s property had been going on for some time and both parties have launched numerous attacks on each other.
Yousafzai added that two suicide attacks have been made on Haji Moutabir Khan in the past and the injured police officers were assigned for his security.