Militants attack on Sarband checkpost killing 2 policemen


Militants attack on Sarband checkpost killing 2 policemen

PESHAWAR: Two policemen were killed and 11 others sustained injuries when over a hundred militants attacked the Riaz Shaheed Police Post in Sarband, late on Thursday, three militants were also killed in the attack, while the rest escaped, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

According to reports, heavily armed militants opened fire with rocket propelled grenades and other heavy arms on a security checkpost in Sarband area on the outskirts of Peshawar, Khyber Agency, in a late night attack. The militants managed to escape after a tense battle of more than four hours.

Senior Superintendent of Police Operations Tahir Ayub told Dispatch News Desk (DND) that the attack was in reaction to an operation by security forces which had been launched in Bara-Badhaber , bordering the Khyber Agency on January 12th.


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