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WORLD NEWS | 4 policemen killed in heavy shooting at checkpoint in NW Pakistan

WORLD NEWS | 4 policemen killed in heavy shooting at checkpoint in NW Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Pakistan]December 31 (ANI): Four policemen were injured when a group of terrorists attacked a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, using heavy artillery including rockets and grenades, Dawn reported.

Dawn quoted police spokesman Yaqoob Shah as saying that an unknown number of terrorists stormed the Takwarra checkpoint in Kulachi tehsil early in the morning.

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According to Dawn newspaper, the terrorists used 17 to 18 rockets and 25 to 27 grenades in the incident.

A search operation was launched in the area under the supervision of District Police Officer Mohammad Shoaib Khan and DSP Saddar circle Hafiz Mohammad Adnan.

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In a similar attempt on Dec. 25, terrorists attacked a mobile van at the same Kulachi tehsil police station in an attempt to blow up an armored police personnel carrier with an explosive device, Dawn reported.

This follows the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of SMG rifles and a 20-round pistol during a strike operation in the Takwara area on December 29.

In another incident, two laborers, Amanullah and Mohammad Arshad, residents of Dhotar district in Paharpur, were killed in a shooting incident at Qayyum Nawaz Colony in the same city. The attackers had a dispute with the landowners on whom the men were digging, Dawn reported, citing a camp police official.

Likewise, on 30 December, at least three police officers were injured in a terrorist attack on police pickets. The terrorists were forced to flee after police fired in retaliation. Several accomplices of the terrorists were killed and wounded.

Three police officers were injured in the shootout, according to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). The injured were rushed to hospital. Security measures in Dera Ismail Khan were stepped up after the attack.

The security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has deteriorated significantly over the past few weeks, with threats and attacks against security personnel and prominent political figures increasing. This comes after Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire agreement with Pakistan on November 28. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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