KHYBER: At least three policemen were martyred in a terrorist attack on a police check-post in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Khyber Agency on Thursday.
According to the local police, terrorists opened fire on the check-post in Tekhta Beg and used explosive material in the attack, after which the police station caught fire.
The exchange of fire between the police force and terrorists still continues.
Immediately after the attack, the traffic on the Pak-Afghan highway was closed and a heavy contingent of police was dispatched to the check-post.
Talking to journalists, Jamrud SHO Shah Khalid termed the attack on the police check-post a suicide attack. “The suicide bomber entered the check-post and blew himself up.”
He added that the police opened fire on the target upon seeing the suicide bomber.
Two policemen—Manzoor Shah and Younis Khan—were martyred in the attack, while a cook in the check-post, identified as Rafiq, was shifted to the Peshawar hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
As the country continues to face cross-border terrorism, Pakistan earlier in the day called upon the Iranian authorities to investigate the cross-border terror attack in the Panjgur district of Balochistan and bring the perpetrators to task.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, four security personnel were martyred in a terrorist attack carried out from “Iranian soil” on Wednesday.
On January 14, three police personnel, including an officer, were also embraced martyrdom during an exchange of gunfire with terrorists who launched an overnight assault at a police station in Peshawar.
The terrorists attacked the Sarband Police Station located in the city’s suburban area with hand grenades in the dark of night, leaving Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Badaber Sardar Hussain and his two guards martyred.
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