Late night attack leaves 2 cops dead in Islamabad

Published June 4, 2021
Two policemen were shot dead in Shams Colony area of the federal capital on Thursday night, sources said.  — Photo courtesy Shakeel Qarar
Two policemen were shot dead in Shams Colony area of the federal capital on Thursday night, sources said. — Photo courtesy Shakeel Qarar

ISLAMABAD: Two policemen were shot dead in Shams Colony area of the federal capital on Thursday night, sources said.

According to police, Constables Ishtiaq Ranjha and Bashir Shah, who were on a routine patrol in Shams Colony on a motorcycle, were shot dead.

A senior police officer said that there were reports of firing in the area, near the Construction Techn­ology and Training Institute on the I.J. Principal Road.

When a police team reached the spot they found the two police officers from Eagle Squad dead, their bodies at some distance from their motorcycle.

Soon after the incident, police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

They also launched a search operation to apprehend the attackers.

The bodies of the policemen were taken to a local hospital for legal procedure, the police officer said.

It was not known how the two policemen were targeted, he added.

Senior Superintendent of Police Dr Mustafa Tanweer told Dawn that police teams were examining the crime scene and looking for clues about the identity of the killers.

Published in Dawn, June 4th, 2021

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