DSP martyred during police encounter in Swabi

One militant was also killed while two were injured


Ali Murad July 08, 2020
DSP Razzar Tehsil Allam Iqbal. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA/ SWABI:

A senior police official in Swabi district was martyred and two other officials were injured during a police encounter with militants on Wednesday.

The incident occurred in the Kalu Khan village of tehsil Razzar. Acting on an intelligence tip-off, police raided a suspected militant safe house.

The suspects opened fire on the police officials after their arrival and as a result, DSP Allam Iqbal embraced martyrdom and two others were critically injured.

A suspected militant, identified as Naseer, was also killed in the police action while two others were reportedly injured and managed to escape.

Soon after the incident, police parties started a manhunt in the area for the escaped suspects.

Naseer was wanted for attacks on police, security forces and extortion.

 

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