One policeman was martyred and 13 others were injured in an improvised explosive device blast at General Bus Stand
According to police, the injured included citizens and policemen. The injured were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Bannu, while a heavy contingent of police reached the site.
Bannu District in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is located close to North Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas where incidents of security personnel being target have been recently reported.
On April 22, one security official was martyred while three others were injured in an explosion in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency.
According to government officials, officials of the Bomb Disposal Unit were targetted while disposing of an explosive device. Subsequently, one official was martyred while three others were injured.
The blast was followed by another a few hours later in Miranshah, North Waziristan Agency. However, no casualties were reported in the second explosion.
Security personnel injured in the first blast were shifted to Combined Military Hospital Bannu for treatment.