Bullet-riddled body of cop found in Lakki Marwat

Local police discovered body from bank of Kurram river

Our Correspondent May 04, 2024


A bullet-riddled body of a police officer was found on the bank of River Kurram in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Lakki Marwat on Saturday.

The body was identified by the deceased's relatives in the mortuary.

Earlier in March, two police constables were gunned down in what appeared to be yet another terrorist attack in Lakki Marwat district.

Police told The Express Tribune that in the district's Darra Pizu Bazaar area, two traffic sergeants were killed when unidentified bike riders opened fire on them in broad daylight.

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“Both the policemen were left critically injured in the attack. Local residents rushed them to the hospital but Constable Hafizullah died before reaching the hospital and Head Constable, Zaram Khan, breathed his last in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).

The bike riders managed to escape after committing the crime.

Lakki Marwat has emerged as one of the hardest-hit districts in the province, witnessing a resurgence of militancy following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in Afghanistan. The new regime’s release of TTP operatives from prison, citing irregularities in their trials under Sharia law, has afforded the TTP crucial breathing space, facilitating the reorganization of the terrorist outfit.


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