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Census team attacked in Charsadda, policeman injured

Updated Mar 21, 2017 12:08pm


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One policeman was injured when a census team came under attack in Mandni area of Charsadda. The security personnel retaliated and shot injured the attacker who was later arrested.

This incident occurred when a security team accompanying census officials in Charsadda was attacked, DawnNews reported.

The attacker was taken into custody in injured condition and moved to an undisclosed location.

Earlier this month, one Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldier laid his life while another was injured in a suicide attack on an FC training centre in Charsadda's Shabqadar area.

The attackers tried to sneak into the training facility in the wee hours to “cause maximum casualties,” FC Commandant Liaqat Ali Khan had said, “but the guards quickly responded and neutralised the attackers”.

In February, security forces had killed three suicide attackers who attempted to wreak havoc at a local court in Charsadda district.

DSP Charsadda Fayaz Khan said five civilians have been killed in the attack, which the proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA) claimed.

Pakistan’s largest-ever population census started on March 15 in 63 districts of the country amid tight security after a delay of 19 years.

The Pakistan Army, Frontier Constabulary, police, Frontier Corps and levies force personnel had been deployed in KP and Fata to provide security to the census staff members.


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Comments (5) Closed

Shahid Malik Mar 21, 2017 10:51am

The attacker must be tried in the military court

Rahim Mar 21, 2017 10:51am

What is the reason behind attacking the census people?

umer Gillani Mar 21, 2017 12:01pm

O My God, what is going on in Pakistan, which was paradise some years ago,

Princess_of_DHUMP Mar 21, 2017 12:21pm

@umer Gillani How many years ago?

Asif Anwar Mar 21, 2017 07:41pm

@PrincessofDHUMP I think he meant "some decades ago"