SWABI: Militants attack on a security checkpost in Swabi district the home town of new deputy amir of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) left two policeman dead while the militants also set the checkpost ablaze.

The Swabi police confirmed that two motorcylists targeted the Darand police chekpost in Barmola Police Station jurisdiction in the afternoon killing two policemen, Nadir and Sajjad.

Swabi is the hometown of the new TTP amir Khalid Haqqani, and presently also the acting amir of the TTP in the absence of Mullah Fazlullah who is in Afghanistan.

Attack on security forces in KPK has increased after the handing over of TTP leadership to the settled areas Taliban as three attacks took place on Friday in Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar which left two security personnel dead and at least eight others injured.

Earlier, a hand grenade attack on a house in Bamkhel area of Swabi killed a woman and injured four people including three women.

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