Bannu; Six members of a family were killed in a mortar shell explosion inside their residence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district on Tuesday night.
Police said the explosion took place inside a room of the house situated within the limits of Haved police station.
It occurred when a 60-millimetre mortar shell exploded inside the house, according to KP police spokesperson Waqar Khan.
As a result, a man — who was a teacher — his wife and their four children were killed.
The spokesperson said it had been confirmed that the blast was caused by some sort of an artillery shell.
The Police have collected all evidence which will be examined in the laboratory to determine the nature of the explosion.
The police had earlier said a bomb disposal squad was at the site of the incident and that an investigation into the incident was underway.