A suicide bomber killed a policeman and injured six people in a blast in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad on Friday, including four police officers and two civilians. The bomb was reportedly close to the I-10/4 district of Islamabad. After the explosion, a special anti-terror unit was dispatched and hurried to the area
Television footage showed the fiery wreckage of a vehicle with a large number of police personnel at the scene, The Dawn reported.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suicide bombing in Pakistani capital of Islamabad! <br><br>A suicide bomber traveling in a vehicle blew himself up when the police stopped the vehicle to search it at i-104 street 31 in Islamabad. Police was working on an intel tip. 1 cop killed, several injured. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pakistan?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pakistan</a> <a href="https://t.co/0Rp2fhgv1K">pic.twitter.com/0Rp2fhgv1K</a></p>— FJ (@Natsecjeff) <a href="https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1606190426016415744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 23, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
According to Pakistan's ARY News, a loud explosion was heard in the I-10 district of Islamabad, prompting security personnel to cordon off the area and begin an investigation.
The Islamabad Police identified the police officer as Adeel Hussain, a head constable.
The nature of the blast is yet to be determined. Islamabad police said that the police officials stopped a taxi for routine checking when the explosion occurred.