Two cops martyred in Lakki Marwat ambush

Police vehicle was on a routine patrol when it was targeted by the militants

Our Correspondent August 28, 2023
Martyred police personnel Bashir Khan (L) and Saif Ali Khan (R). PHOTO: EXPRESS


Two police personnel were martyred on Monday when unidentified assailants launched an attack on a police mobile vehicle in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Lakki Marwat.

According to police sources, the ambush resulted in the injuries of at least three policemen who have been moved to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The deceased have been identified as Bashir Khan and Saif Ali Khan whereas Ismatullah, Imdad and Inamullah sustained injuries during the gunfire.

The police vehicle was on a routine patrol when it was targeted by the militants. A large contingent of police personnel reached the area after the attack.

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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.

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.

“As soon as the DSP received information about a terrorist attack, he, along with a heavy contingent, left for the Saddar police station. On the way near Pirwala turn, an IED blast occurred in which DSP Iqbal Mohmand as well as constables Ali Marjan, Waqar, and Karamatullah were martyred.”

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


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