PESHAWAR, April 12: Three people, including a policeman, were killed and three policemen received bullet injuries in an encounter at Shagai Road in the limits of cantonment circle here on Friday evening.

An official of Regi police station said that police were on routine patrolling on Shagai Road when armed men in car opened fire on them. He said that as a result of the attack one police constable identified as Rafaqat, a resident of Badbher, was killed while three of his colleagues, including Khalid Hameed, Qazafi and Ijaz, sustained injuries.

The official said that in retaliatory fire two attackers were also killed in their car. However, their identity could not be established so far.

The attackers also hurled hand grenades at police, he said and added that personnel of bomb disposal unit had been called to defuse in case there was any explosive in the vehicle.

The injured were shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital.

IED DEFUSED: Police on Friday recovered an improvised explosive device outside the residence of a police official in Bana Mari in Peshawar.

A police official said that the IED was planted outside the residence of traffic police inspector Rabnawaz, but he had timely informed the police about presence of a suspected thing. “We called personnel of bomb disposal unit and they defused the device,” he said. Bana Mari police have registered the case.

SURVIVES ATTACK: In Swabi, Awami National Party candidates Mr Rehmanullah and his son Ameer Rehman survived attempt on life while a party worker was injured in a grenade attack on them on Friday.

Mr Rehmanullah is contesting election from NA-12, Swabi-1 and Mr Ameer from PK-31, Swabi-1 on the ANP tickets.

Mr Rehmanullah, who is also ANP’s district president, told Dawn that they were going to the party election camp in Sheikh Jana when unidentified attackers hurled two grenades on them at Shewa graveyard. “One grenade exploded, but we survived,” he said. However, a party worker Shamal Khan was injured.

When contacted, SP Mian Mohammad Syed said that they were investigation the incident.

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