Five soldiers killed in attack on convoy in Mattani

Published May 17, 2013
Policemen injured in an attack in Mattani are being treated at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar on Thursday night. – Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi
Policemen injured in an attack in Mattani are being treated at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar on Thursday night. – Photo by Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: Five security personnel were killed and six inured in militants’ attack on Engineer Battalions vehicle near Sara Khawara area in Mattani on the border of the restive Dara Adamkhel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The militants also attacked a police Armored Personnel Carrier injuring four police officials just a few yards away from the site of the first attack.

Official sources said the convoy was ambushed near Sara Khwara area with rockets and then the miscreants opened fire on it, killing five soldiers of the Engineer Battalion on the spot and injuring six others.

In a separate incident also in the same area, the militants lobbed a hand grenade on an APC of Mattani police, which was on routine patrolling, and then opened indiscriminate gun fire on it. Four policemen were injured in the attack, who were later shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar for treatment.

A search operation has been launched in the area by the police and the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary and gun fire can be heard from far distances.

The road has been completely blocked for traffic and long ques of vehicles can be witnessed.

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