At least two police personnel martyred in K-P attack

DSP headquarters, line officer among martyred; injured shifted to Peshawar hospital for medical assistance

Our Correspondent May 26, 2023


At least two police personnel were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber police lines in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), it was reported on Friday.

According to the police, the terrorists escaped after other police personnel retaliated. The attack also injured two other police officials.

Among the martyred are a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and a line officer. It was further reported that the injured were shifted to a hospital in Peshawar for medical assistance.

In March, at least four policemen – a deputy superintendent of police and three constables – were martyred in an improvised explosive device blast on the Pirwala Road in Lakki Marwat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the police officials, the explosion occurred when the police personnel were en route to the Saddar police station, where the policemen were fending off a terrorist attack.

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The Lakki Marwat police officials said that terrorists opened fire at the Saddar police station. Resultantly, an exchange of fire took place between the policemen and terrorists in which five cops were injured. The wounded identified as Head Constable Farooq Shah and constables Amanatullah, Asghar Ali, Gul Niaz and Arif were shifted to the Lakki City Hospital.

According to the police, the terrorists were equipped with advanced and heavy weaponry. Due to the swift and brave response from the policemen, the terrorists were forced to flee under the cover of darkness.

The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.


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