Cop killed, 2 injured in Kohat
KOHAT: A cop was killed and two others injured when unidentified militants opened fire on a police party in Chorlakai area of Gumbat tehsil here Saturday. Sources said that policemen were busy in routine checking of the vehicles at a police post namely Gul Hassan Banda near Chorlakai area of Gumbat Police Station when unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire on them from a nearby hilltop of Paya area. Police also retaliated the attack and three policemen identified as head constables Said Badshah, Dosham Gul and Shaukat Ali sustained serious injuries during the exchange of fire.
Later, one of the cops, Said Badshah, succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital. District Police Officer Abdullah Khan, Superintendent of Police (Operations) Muhammad Arif along with heavy contingents of police force rushed to the spot, cordoned off the area and started search operation. However, the militants escaped the scene.
Separately, a four-member kidnappers’ gang was busted on the premises of district court Kohat. They were identified as Khalidur Rehman, Imran Khan, Hussain Badshah and Gul War Khan, residents of Tall area.