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.


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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