D I KHAN - Security forces Wednesday evening gunned down a suicide bomber before he could hit a checkpost in Chudwan area, at the boundary point connecting D I Khan district with the tribal belt, local police said.

The bomber was intercepted by the security forces for body search while trying to enter the district from the tribal area (FR DI Khan). But he ran towards the checkpost and was shot dead by the law enforcers.

A huge blast was also heard as the explosive wrapped around the body of the bomber exploded when he was hit, but the security men being at a distance remained unhurt. After the incident, the law enforcement agencies sealed the entire area and started a search operation.