Upper Kohistan blast claims 10 lives, 39 injured

A car heading to Dasu in Upper Kohistan exploded, killing two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel and four Chinese nationals and injuring 33 others.

A car heading to Dasu in Upper Kohistan exploded, killing two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel and four Chinese nationals and injuring 33 others.

According to details, the blast took place in a vehicle traveling from the Bursin labour camp to Dasu which was found near the camp at the time of the incident killing a total of six people in the blast.

According to Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Arif, the dead included FC personnel and foreign nationals, while staff members working on Dasu dam in Upper Kohistan were present in the vehicle that became a victim of the blast.

The dead and injured were shifted to RHC Dasu. The cause of the blast is still being investigated. Officials say it is unclear whether the blast was the result of terrorism.

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Earlier, National Security Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf said that India was involved in the Lahore blast for which there was clear evidence. Cyber attacks were also carried out on the country’s major institutions on the day of the blast.

Speaking at a press conference with Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry and IG Punjab Inam Ghani in the federal capital 10 days ago, the National Security Adviser said that the mastermind arrested in the Lahore blast belonged to the Indian intelligence agency RAW.