Two policemen were martyred on Thursday in an explosion targeting their vehicle in Maidan area of Lower Dir.

According to official reports, a Station House Officer (SHO) and a constable were martyred in the explosion near their vehicle. Two other policemen were wounded in the explosion.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Security officials reached the site of the blast and investigations are under way.

Earlier, Lower Dir is one of the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where bomb blasts and targeted killings were routine in 2009-10.