Peshawar. Heavily-armed Taliban militants stormed a police station in the suburbs of Peshawar in Pakistan on Saturday, killing three policemen, including a senior officer. Officials gave this information. Peshawar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kashif Abbasi said around six to seven terrorists attacked the Sarband police station bordering the Khyber tribal district with hand grenades, automatic weapons and sniper guns.
The policemen retaliated. Three policemen were killed in this attack. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Deputy Superintendent of Police Sardar Hussain and two constables were among the three policemen killed in the attack. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province police chief Moazzam Ansari said the policemen successfully foiled the terrorist attack on the police station and fought the terrorists bravely.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police was seriously injured in the firing that took place while entering the police station building. After this he died in the hospital. Condemning the attack, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Mahmood Khan said that the sacrifices of the police in the war against terrorism will not go in vain. A search operation is on to trace the attackers.
TTP spokesman Muhammad Khurasani said in a statement that his mujahideen attacked two police posts in Peshawar last night with laser guns. The TTP claimed to have killed four policemen, including a DSP-rank police officer, and injured three others in the attack. He also claimed to have seized two Kalashnikovs, two magazines and Rs 47,000. In another statement, the TTP spokesperson also claimed responsibility for the attack on a joint security post of police and CTD in Tunsa Sharif tehsil of Dera Ghazi Khan district in southern Punjab. Two policemen were killed in this attack.
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