Cop killed in Mardan encounter
MARDAN: A constable of the Elite Force was killed in an encounter with a proclaimed offender here on Thursday. The sources said that the police, on a tip-off raided a house in Bakhshali village in the limits of Chura Police Station to arrest a proclaimed offender Wajid Ali. The criminal, the sources said, opened fire on the policemen when they reached the area and asked him to surrender. As a result, Constable Noorul Islam died on the spot. The outlaw managed to escape the area. The funeral prayer for the slain constable was held in his native area in Takkar was laid to rest with state honours. Commandant Elite Force, Deputy Inspector General Tariq Javed, senior police officers and a large number of area people attended the funeral.