Pakistan: 2 policemen killed, 4 injured after census crew comes underneath assault in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa2 min read
At least two policemen had been killed and 4 others sustained accidents in assaults which Pakistani forces referred to as “militant attacks” on census crew in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s southern districts of Tank and Lakki Marwat, the Dawn reported.
According to the spokesperson for the district police, the police van got here underneath assault within the Kot-Azam space of Tank district whereas it was getting back from a village. “Militants opened fire on the police van when it was returning from Manjhi village (after duty hours). As a result, one policeman embraced martyrdom and four others sustained injuries,” mentioned police spokesman Syed Yaqoob Bukhari, including that the attackers fled after the capturing.
The injured personnel had been rushed to the Tank district headquarters hospital from the place they had been referred to Dera Ismail Khan as a result of unavailability of required services, he mentioned, including that regulation enforcement companies’ personnel reached the positioning and launched a search operation in opposition to the militants, reported the Dawn.
The deceased policeman was recognized as Khan Nawab, a recruit of Kohat police coaching centre, belonging to Swat district. A funeral prayer for the martyred policeman was later supplied on the District Police Office which was attended by officers of regulation enforcement companies, police, and others.
Meanwhile, an identical assault on the census crew came about within the Pirwala space of the Lakki Marwat district the place a Frontier Reserve Police (FRP) police constable was killed.
Last week, a police personnel was killed whereas 4 others had been injured in a terrorist assault focusing on a census crew in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district. The outlawed terrorist group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed duty for the assault, as per the Dawn report.
Pakistan’s regulation and order state of affairs has worsened over the previous few months, with terrorist teams launching assaults with close to impunity throughout the nation. The TTP has intensified its assaults, notably focusing on the police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and areas bordering Afghanistan because the terrorist group’s talks with Pakistan broke down in November final yr, as per the Dawn report.
According to the statistics revealed by Islamabad-based suppose tank, Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, January 2023 remained one of many deadliest months since July 2018, as 134 individuals misplaced their lives and 254 acquired accidents in not less than 44 terrorist assaults throughout the nation.
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