Militants kill 6 FC men in attack on check post near Peshawar: Officials

The attackers had occupied the check post and escaped after setting it on fire.


Riaz Ahmad July 03, 2013
Security officials walk past a bullet-riddled security checkpoint following an overnight attack by armed militants at Jina Kor, 40 kilometres southeast of Peshawar, on July 3, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

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).

COMMENTS (17)

Hatf XX | 8 years ago | Reply

@ET mods: Why are my Islamic or patriotic comments blocked? Does freedom of speech hold no sanctity here? This is not moderation, it's censorship with an agenda.

Sk Rasool | 8 years ago | Reply

The Taliban, LEJ, LET kill innocent people, FC, Army, Police regularly, while our security forces never encounter them but only arrest them so as to enable them to get bail from courts and continue their activities with more vigour. We are having an inefficient Army Chief who make cheap comments while visiting China and Srilanka focusing on India. Instead of wasting the national budget on these dubious security forces, we can as well outsource them either to China or Western countries with half of the cost.

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