PESHAWAR/KOHAT - At least 17 people including paramilitary soldiers and policemen were killed and several others injured as bombs continued to rock NWFP and tribal areas. Nine people including seven personnel of police and security forces were killed when a remote-controlled device in an explosive-laden car exploded in Afridi Abad area of Budhbera Police Station limits early Saturday. Police sources said that the explosive detonated in white Alto car bearing registration number LEA-4175. The miscreants had also placed a body of a faith-healer inside the car to attract the police personnel around the vehicle. When six policemen tried to move the body, the explosives already placed in the car went off with a big bang. The intensity of the bomb was so intense that the explosion was heard across the whole area. The blast also damaged another police van parked near the site. The electricity wire over the road also caught fire, which caused disconnection of power supply. The rescuers reached the site of the explosion and started to retrieve the bodies. Most of the killed personnel included policemen, whose bodies were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Those who were killed included Assistant Sub Inspector Faqer Shah, Assistant Sub Inspector Fazal Khan, Constable Ghafoor, Constable Khan Bader, Driver Saifullah, personnel of Frontier Constabulary Abdur Raoof, Raees Khan and another passerby Abdul Ali. Soon after the blast, police and officials of the secret agencies rushed to the site and cordoned off the area. They also collected evidence from the blast site. An official of the bomb disposal squad told TheNation that around 30 kg explosives were planted in the vehicle. Talking to media persons, Station House Officer Budhbera, Rahim Shah said that for the first time the militants used this technique to lure the security personnel. He said that prior to the blast someone alerted the police that the Alto car had the body of a faith-healer. Meanwhile, Chief Minister NWFP Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, and Provincial Health Minister Syed Zahir Ali Shah strongly condemned the attack on the police personnel and termed it a sabotage bid against the current peace process. They said that the miscreants involved in the bomb blast would soon be brought to book. Meanwhile, at least three people were killed and nine others injured when some unknown militants attacked a convoy of security forces in Dara Adamkhel on Saturday. The militants attacked the security forces convoy at Abbas Crossing, Dara Adamkhel, as a result of which three civilians were killed and nine others, including four securitymen, were injured. A number of vehicles were also damaged in the incident. So far no one has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Soon after the incident, the security forces conducted military action against the suspected militants, targeted their hideouts and arrested many, officials claimed. Online adds: Five people were killed and eight others injured in a bomb blast at a seminary of Ansarul Islam in Bagh area of Tirah Valley. A private TV channel reported Saturday that some unidentified people planted a bomb at the seminary located in Bagh area that exploded with a huge bang. As a result, five people died on the spot while eight others receive critical injuries. There were also reports that an adjacent mosque was also damaged.