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Shangla Attack: Report reveals vehicle carrying Chinese nationals was not bullet, bomb-proof

Shangla Attack: Report reveals vehicle carrying Chinese nationals was not bullet

ISLAMABAD, APR 7: /DNA/ – A police report over the deadly suicide attack in Shangla’s Bisham city has revealed that the vehicle carrying Chinese nationals was neither bullet nor bomb-proof.

The report, which has been sent to the federal government, reveals that the bus targeted in the attack was travelling at a distance of 15 feet from the other bus and fell into a 300-feet-deep ditch after a suicide bomber crashed his explosives-laden vehicle into the vehicle carrying the victims on the Karakoram Highway.

The report, second of its nature, further mentions that the buses part of the convoy carrying Chinese nationals was equipped with close circuit television cameras (CCTV).

The development comes a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as per Information Minister Attaullah Tarar, ordered disciplinary action against senior police officers for “negligence” in light of an inquiry report over the March 26 incident which killed five Chinese citizens, including a woman, and a Pakistani driver.

“The PM has directed to take action against the regional police officer (RPO) Hazara Division; district police officer of Upper Kohistan and Lower Kohistan; director security, Dasu Hydropower Project and commandant special security unit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within 15 days,” the minister said while speaking to the media in Lahore.

Also, the report says that the authorities have gathered the parts of the vehicle used by the attacker to target the Chinese convoy at the incident site which is located at a distance of around six and 77 kilometres from Bisham police station, and Dassu.

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