Two cops sustained injuries when the vehicle of the District Police Officer (DPO) of Buner was targetted with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Karakar Dabsar in Barikot tehsil in Swat, official sources said on Wednesday. The sources said that DPO Buner, Khalid Hamdani was on way back to his duty station from Swat when his vehicle was attacked with an IED in Karakar Dabsar in Barikot tehsil.Driver Noor Muhammad and Constable Ghulam Bashir sustained injuries in the blast. However, DPO Khalid Hamdani remained unhurt.

The injured cops were taken to the Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital where they were stated to be in stable condition.Deputy Inspector General, Malakand range, Akhtar Hayat Khan confirmed the attack on the official. The police and security forces launched a search operation in the area after the attack and arrested several suspects.

The security forces had conducted a search operation in the area few days back after the intelligences agencies reported the presence of three to four militants in the Karakar mountains range linking Buner with Swat.The sources said the attack was a reaction to the search operation.