PESHAWAR: At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed and seven other, including a policeman and three khasadar, were injured in a militant attack on a check post of Urmar Police on the border of Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar last night.
The attack began around midnight and continued for three and a half hour. The militants surrounded the check post and used heavy weapons during the assault.
A large number of police and Frontier Constabulary personnel were dispatched to the area as reinforcement, however the militants had fled by then.
The attackers had occupied the check post and escaped after setting it on fire. Six bodies of the FC men were found inside the post, two of which were completely burnt.
Police feared that the rest of the police and FC men had been taken away but later seven of them were found injured while others were also found in nearby bushes unhurt. They were able to get out of the post before the militants overran it.
“They were short of arms and ammunition as it was the first attack of its kind on a check post in the area,” said a police official on the condition of anonymity, adding that the heads of the two dead bodies were also missing.
He said that a policeman, three Khasadar and three FC men were among the injured who were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).
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