Pakistan: Six policemen killed in separate attacks by militants

Peshawar: At least six policemen, including an officer, have been killed and another injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan. Four policemen were killed when their vehicle was attacked by unidentified militants in Pakistan's restive northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.

PTI May 21, 2017 22:01:37 IST
Pakistan: Six policemen killed in separate attacks by militants

Peshawar: At least six policemen, including an officer, have been killed and another injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan. Four policemen were killed when their vehicle was attacked by unidentified militants in Pakistan's restive northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.

The policemen were returning from an operation in Kamal Khel area of Kohat district when militants ambushed their vehicle, police said.

A Station House Officer (SHO) and an additional SHO along with two constables died in the firing, police said, adding that the firing was sudden which suggests that it was a planned attack.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a separate attack, a pair of motorcycle-borne gunmen opened fire on a police van in an upscale neighbourhood in the  southern port city of Karachi, killing two policemen and wounding another.

The policemen were sitting in their stationary police van near Daud More when they were fired upon, Dawn quoted Gulshan Superintendent of Police Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto as
saying.

Two policemen, an ASI and a head constable, were killed, it said, adding that an injured head constable was admitted to a hospital.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an extremist militant group considered close to the dreaded Islamic State outfit, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Joe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban
World

Joe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban

Given the dynamics at play, India is reduced to a mute spectator as are the other neighbouring countries like Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan who have their own sovereign, sectarian, ethnic and strategic interests at stake, with the evolving narrative

PSL 2020: Babar Azam, bowlers shine as Karachi Kings lift title with five-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars
First Cricket News

PSL 2020: Babar Azam, bowlers shine as Karachi Kings lift title with five-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars

With Azam, the world number two batsman in Twenty20 international rankings, on Karachi's side it proved an easy chase, despite losing three wickets from 110-2 to 124-5.

PSL 2020: Karachi beat Multan in Super Over to enter final; Lahore overcome Peshawar in first eliminator
First Cricket News

PSL 2020: Karachi beat Multan in Super Over to enter final; Lahore overcome Peshawar in first eliminator

Mohammad Hafeez made an unbeaten 74 off 46 balls as Lahore knocked out 2017 champion Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets in the first eliminator.