8 FC personnel killed, 2 injured in Jamrud check post attack

Four attackers killed in retaliatory firing while three others arrested after the gun battle.

Afp/web Desk July 18, 2014

JAMRUD: Eight Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in an attack on a security convoy in Khyber Agency, Express News reported on Friday. 

Unidentified armed men carried out the attack near a check post located in the Ghundai area of Jamrud tehsil in early hours.

The paramilitaries, who served with the FC, came under fire by militants in the Jamrud area of the Khyber tribal district around 1:00am local time, a senior security official told AFP.

"A team of FC was moving to counter the militants on a tip off but they became under fire beforehand. At least eight security persons were killed in an exchange of fire," the official said.

Two vehicles of the FC personnel were also damaged in the attack.

Four of the attackers were killed on retaliation by the security forces.

Another official said that three militants were also arrested after the gun battle while around a dozen escaped from the scene.

"A curfew was imposed in the area and a door-to-door search is underway," he said.

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