At least six people have been killed and 20 injured after a blast in Dera Ismail Khan targeting a police van on Friday.

Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that gunshots were also heard after the blast.

Caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister, Firdous Jamal Shah, stated that the blast took place in Tank Adda near a police van, confirming that 22 injured people were being shifted to hospital.


There are two police officials and two women among the injured, the minister confirmed.

“Those elements involved in the explosion and terrorism will be brought to justice,” assured the minister.

Two blasts occurred last month in KP and Balochistan on the day of Eid Milad un Nabi — the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).