KOHAT: Two policemen were injured in a grenade attack at a checkpost in Jarma area here on Thursday night.

Unknown motorcyclists hurled a grenade at the checkpost near the Jarma police station at 11pm, injuring two cops, identified as Iftikhar and Abid Khan.

The Jarma police have registered a case against the unidentified terrorists, who disappeared into the thickly-populated after the attack.

This was the third grenade attack in nearly a fortnight.

Two salesmen were wounded when unknown men lobbed a grenade at a petrol pump on Aug 3. Earlier, two policemen were injured in a grenade attack at the Kaghazai checkpost on Hangu Road on July 18.

HASHISH SEIZED: The police seized hashish being smuggled from Kurram district to Punjab at the Kaghazai checkpost on the Kohat-Parachinar highway on Friday.

DSP Kohat city Saadat Khan told reporters that a team led by cantonment police SHO Afzal Khan Awan stopped a coach, and upon search, found 30 kilogrammes of hashish packed in 30 packets hidden under the vehicle’s floor.

They arrested the driver, namely Shafique Khan of Kurram.

Later, the police presented the suspect in court, which granted his physical remand.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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