2 policemen killed in Kohat ambush
KOHAT: Two cops were killed when unidentified gunmen ambushed a van near the cement factory on the Kohat-Rawalpindi Road, local sources said on Monday.
The sources said that driver Munawwar Khan and Constable Jehanzeb were returning to the Gumbat Police Station after dropping some cops in Kohat city. When the van reached a hotel near the cement factory, the attackers opened indiscriminate fire on the vehicle, killing the two cops on the spot.
The gunmen managed to escape after committing the crime. A heavy contingent of the Bilitang Police Station arrived on the spot and shifted the bodies to the Liaquat Memorial Hospital for autopsy.
The police launched search operation after the attack and arrested several suspects.
A case was also registered with the Bilitang Police Station against the unknown attackers.
Meanwhile, funeral prayers for the slain cops were offered at the Kohat Police Lines. Later, the bodies were dispatched to their native towns for burial.