ASI martyred in Lakki Marwat ambush

Attacks at police have intensified after Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August last year

Ghulam Akbar Marwat September 05, 2022


There is no end to the targeted attacks at police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) as on Sunday an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police was gunned down in Lakki Marwat district.

One police constable was also injured in the attack.

Talking to The Express Tribune a police official said that ASI of Shehbaz Khel police post Jamshed Khan was on a routine patrol on Indus Highway at night when unidentified miscreants opened fire at the police mobile.

“ASI Jamshed Khan was killed on the spot while Constable Inamullah was injured,” he said, adding that the attackers managed to escape after committing the crime.

A large contingent of police was sent to the area soon after the attack headed by DSP Ziaudin Ahmad which conducted a door to door search operation but there was no sign of the attackers.

“Jamshed Khan was an honest police officer whose father was also a policeman. His father recently retired as DSP. Jamshed was posted at police post as in-charge just a few days back and today he was martyred by terrorists,” he said.

The last rites of the slain policeman were offered at Lakki Marwat police lines with full guard of honour after which the coffin was sent to the deceased cop’s ancestral town for burial.

It may be recalled that on Friday a police driver Zahoorudin was killed while on his way to office in DI Khan district. He had been badly injured in an IED attack at a police vehicle in Kulachi area of DI Khan but recovered and had rejoined duty.

He was intercepted by motorcycle riders and shot dead. The attackers managed to escape after committing the crime as usual.

On Saturday a retired policeman was killed in the same DI Khan district by unidentified men. Police said that they were investigating the matter and it could be a case of terrorism.

Attacks at police have intensified after Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August last year.

There has been a sudden increase in extortion cases across the province too.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2022.


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