Two military officers among five killed in blast near Rawalpindi

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Rawalpindi, ISPR, bomb blasts, Suicide Attack, 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.

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