Two policemen killed in Peshawar firing

Published July 10, 2014
— File photo
— File photo

PESHAWAR: At least two policemen were killed in a firing incident within the remit of Peshawar’s Chamkani police station on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

According to police, a police mobile was on routine patrol when it was fired upon by unknown motorcyclists near Waheed checkpoint. Subsequently, three policemen sustained severe injuries.

Police resorted to retaliatory firing as a result of which one of the assailants was killed. However, the other attacker succeeded in escaping.

The injured policemen were shifted to a hospital but two of the wounded succumbed to their injuries on the way.

A huge contingent of police personnel reached the site of incident as a probe into the attack went under way.

Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas which have been labelled by Washington as the main sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country.

The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personnel

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