Peshawar: Militants attack kill 2 policemen
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Thursday, two policemen were killed when militants attacked a police party on Beri Bagh Road in the limits of Yakatoot Police station here on Wednesday evening. An official of the said police station told Dawn that police were patrolling the area when unidentified armed persons opened indiscriminate firing on them. Two policemen, identified as Arshad Khan and Misal Khan, were killed in the attack.
“It was about 7:30pm. The attackers, who had taken cover from a distance, could not be identified,” the official said. However, he was sure that the attackers were militants.
SSP Ijaz Khan, when contacted, said that policemen were on patrolling duty when two youths armed with automatic weapons attacked them. “As per initial reports the attackers were sporting beards and disappeared soon after the attack,” he said. He added that the two policemen were killed on the spot. He said that the entire area was cordoned off and efforts were being made to arrest the attackers. The SSP said that he was not sure if they were militants or other criminals. They might be militants as they were attacking the law enforcers in different areas, he added.
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