Two killed in blast near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 13 injured Wednesday in a powerful explosion near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, police said.

The blast ripped through a private bank in the Vash Mandi area on the Afghan side of the border, Dawn online reported.

An Afghan police official requesting anonymity told the newspaper that militants had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) in a motorcycle parked outside the bank.

"The IED went off when a vehicle of Afghan police approached the bank," the officer was quoted as saying.

The impact of the blast damaged a portion of the bank, nearby shops and smashed the glasses of vehicles parked nearby.

Source: IANS