2 killed as police squad, post attacked in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: A policeman was killed and another wounded in an ambush by unknown miscreants in the Gulberg No 2 locality while a prisoner was killed and two other persons were wounded in a handgrenade attack on the nearby Gulabad police post Monday.
Two constables, Khan Gul and Adnan of the Gulberg Police Station were on routine patrolling on a bike in Gulberg No 2 when unidentified miscreants opened fire on them. Both policemen were injured and shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital where Khan Gul, son of Rahim Gul, succumbed to his injuries.
A few hours earlier, the nearby Gulabad post of the Bhanamari Police Station was attacked by unknown miscreants with a hand grenade. The attack resulted in the killing of a Christian sweeper of the local school, Shahbaz Masih and injured his brother Nawaz Masih and a policeman Attaullah.
The relatives of the slain Christian man later blocked the road by placing his body there and demanded the government and chief justice of Pakistan to provide them justice. The mother of the deceased Shahbaz Masih and the wounded Nawaz Masih said the two had been held by the in-charge of the police post Amir Hussain without any First Information Report for the last five days.
Both the attacks on the police occurred in urban areas close to the Peshawar Cantonment, sending alarm bells ringing in the headquarters of the security forces. In another incident, the locals informed the police about the presence of a suspicious pressure cooker near a mosque in Mohallah Imam Gul. The police called the experts of the bomb disposal unit who defused the 10 kilograms explosives planted in the cooker.