Two killed in DI Khan gun attack

At least eight attackers involved in the incident


​ Our Correspondent August 24, 2019
Dera Ismail Khan check post. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two people were killed in Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) on Saturday after a police checkpoint in the district was attacked.

Eight unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle attacked police personnel in the Durban area of the district and as a result, two civilians were killed.

One of those killed in the attack was a private security guard. The security personnel remained unhurt in the incident and the attackers managed to escape after police personnel retaliated.

PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

Police said the bodies of the two were transferred to a nearby hospital and a cordon was established around the area after the attack.

Earlier in July, at least nine people were martyred and 30 others injured in a gun attack on a police check post and a subsequent suicide blast at the hospital the wounded were shifted to in DI Khan.

Six policemen and three civilians had been slain in the deadly twin attacks.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mehmood Khan had strongly condemned the tragic attacks, while K-P Police Inspector General Dr Naeem Khan said that those behind the heinous attack would be brought to justice.

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