Three-hour firefight kills 2 police, 15 militants near Peshawar
Peshawar: Around 100 militants attacked a security checkpost in the Sangu Mera area north of Peshawar. Around 100 militants attacked a security checkpost on Wednesday morning, in the Sangu Mera area north of Peshawar, killing two security officials. Retaliatory fire from the security forces killed 15 militants, including one militant commander.
Express 24/7 correspondent Iftikhar Firdous reports that the militants from the adjacent Bara area of Khyber Agency attacked the checkpost located 10km north of Peshawar. Security forces retaliated and the exchange of fire lasted for more than three hours until the attackers retreated.
The clash resulted in the death of one elite force constable, Zahid, and one FC security official Zahiq Shah. According to the Peshawar police chief, five other security officials were injured.