SWAT - As many as five policemen including a head constable were critically injured in an IED blast at Mankiyal area of tehsil Behrain in Swat.

According to Behrain Police Moharar, a police mobile van was moving as part of security squad of some guests of Malakand Commissioner.

Upon reaching Mankiyal, suddenly a remote controlled improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near the police van.

Resultantly, a head constable Ihsan and policemen Jamal, Ishfaq, Ejaz, and Waliullah sustained severe injuries.

The injured were shifted to Behrain Civil Hospital for treatment.

According to police, 8 Kilogram high explosive material was used in bomb blast, which was planted inside a pressure cooker.

 Police and law enforcement agencies conducted a search operation in the area.

However, no arrest was made till filling of this report.