DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Five policemen were martyred and four others injured, including a senior officer, in a terrorist attack in the Kulachi area here on Monday night.

District police spokesman said Kulachi DSP Fazal Subhan and his squad were patrolling Chowk Yaadgar on a police van when they were attacked by unknown terrorists with rocket launchers.

He said five constables, including the driver of the van, were martyred in the attack, while DSP Subhan was injured. The police personnel martyred in the attack were identified as Elite Force head constable Kamran, Niaz Ali, Munawar, Jamshed and driver Abdul Rehman. The injured included Imran, Jamshed and Yahya bin Akbar.

There was also an excha­n­­ge of fire between the police and terrorists, but the latter took advantage of the darkness and managed to escape.

D.I. Khan regional police chief Shaukat Abbas, while confirming the incident, said the van was destroyed in the attack.

Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2022

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