RAWALPINDI: Two military officers and three civilians were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber hit their twin cabin vehicle on Fateh Jang road near Rawalpindi, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said.
Zahir Shah and Arshad, both Lieutenant-Colonels were killed in the blast, Bajwa said on micro-blogging website Twitter.
The attack was carried out when the officers were on their way to a military installation near Fateh Jang at 9: 20 am, military sources told Dawn.
Initial reports said the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber.
Military helicopters were called in at the spot soon after the attack to move the dead and injured to a hospital.
Meanwhile, other helicopters were called in to carry out a search operation in the area.
The area had been cordoned off by security forces personnel and evidence was being collected from the location.