At least nine persons, including four policemen, were injured today when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit a patrolling van in Pakistan’s restive northwest region. The incident occurred in Sarokalley area of Charsadda district.

Police said the mobile van of Sarokalley police station was on routine patrolling when it was targeted with remote controlled IED near Masal Khan village in Shabqadar tehsil. Four policemen and five civilians have been injured in the incident, police said, adding that a probe has been launched into the matter.