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Five Police Officers on Polio Duty Lose Lives in Bajaur Bomb Blast

In a harrowing incident in northwest Pakistan, a targeted bomb blast aimed at security forces has led to the devastating loss of at least five police personnel, while an additional 10 individuals have suffered injuries, as confirmed by rescue and police officials.

The explosion, as reported by local media, specifically targeted a police vehicle in the Mamund tehsil of the Bajaur district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an area that shares a border with Afghanistan.

The victims, dedicated to providing security for polio vaccination teams, tragically became victims of an act of terrorism amidst a renewed wave of attacks in the region.

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The severity of the terror attack is deeply alarming, with reports indicating that additional casualties are anticipated due to the critical condition of some of the wounded individuals.

Prompt response teams, including both security forces and rescuers, swiftly moved to transport the deceased and injured persons to Khar hospital. In the wake of this tragic incident, an emergency situation was declared at the hospital to ensure that immediate and necessary measures could be taken.

The bombing highlights the ongoing challenges faced by security forces and underscores the vulnerability of those on duty to protect public health initiatives, such as polio vaccination campaigns. As investigations into the incident unfold, the community mourns the loss of lives and expresses solidarity with those affected by this senseless act of violence. The authorities are expected to intensify efforts to ensure the safety and security of both the public and those dedicated to safeguarding public health initiatives in the region.