An officer of the newly formed City Patrolling Police Peshawar was killed and two injured on Monday when unidentified assailants opened fire with an assault rifle at a police vehicle in the Shinwari Town area of Peshawar.
The deceased police officer was identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Asmat Khan.
"Any police force is under threat in the province," said Senior Superintendent Police Operations.
While talking to DawnNews, a local who witnessed the incident said, "Gunmen were riding on a motorcycle holding an AK-47 and they fled towards Shinwari town".
ASI Asmat Khan died on the spot whereas the injured police officials were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.
City Patrolling Police is a newly formed unit, established by the provincial government to patrol in Peshawar city and the cantonment areas.