Four Policemen killed in Terrrorist attack at Police Station in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province


At least four Pakistani police officers were killed and many more injured in Sunday’s terrorist attack on a newly built police station in Pakistan’s volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to police, the Bargai police station in Laki Marwat, which borders the South Waziristan tribal district, was attacked by terrorists armed with deadly weapons including hand grenades and rocket Launchers The suspected terrorists fled the scene after a fierce exchange with the police, it said. The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mehmud Khan, called the attack an act of cowardice and called for an immediate report to the provincial police chief. President Arif Alvi also extended his condolences to his grieving family and condemned the attack, saying “our efforts will continue until all remnants of terrorism are completely eliminated.”

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but previous attacks on the district’s police were claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The TTP, established in 2007 as an umbrella organization for several militant groups, canceled a ceasefire agreed with the federal government in June and ordered militants to carry out terrorist attacks across the country. Last month, militants attacked a police patrol vehicle, killing all six police officers in the same area. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the ambush. The group, believed to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda and it has carried out multiple deadly attacks across Pakistan, including attacks on army headquarters in 2009, attacks on military bases and the Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad in 2008.

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