DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The police repulsed a terrorist attack on Chaudhwan police station here on Saturday night.

A police spokesman said that unknown militants attacked Chaudhwan police station with heavy weapons. He said the policemen on duty noticed the movement of terrorists through thermal cameras and successfully repelled the attack.

He said the terrorists fled taking advantage of darkness.

Later, the local people also came out of their homes by making announcements on loudspeakers in the mosques in support of the police.

Meanwhile, Pak Army’s Station Commander, Dera Ismail Khan Mohammad Amir on Sunday praised Dera police for fighting against terrorism bravely and said the menace of terrorism would be eliminated from the society with the help of people.

He stated this during a visit to Chaudhwan police station.

The station commander was accompanied by district police officer Abdul Rauf Babar Qaisrani.

The DPO commended the cooperation of local people with police against terrorism. He said such cowardly attacks could not diminish the resolve of police to eliminate terrorism and extremism.

Meanwhile, two people were killed and two others got injured in separate incidents on Sunday.

Rescue 1122 spokesman Aizaz Mehmood said a dumper and a rickshaw collided with a sugarcane-loaded tractor-trolley on Dera-Bhakkar Road. As a result, Feroz, 16, died on the spot, and 45-year-old Allah Wasaya and 48-year-old Hasan Bakhsh were injured.

A medical team of Rescue 1122 immediately reached the site and shifted the deceased and the injured to a hospital.

In a separate incident, a 40-year-old labourer, Qamar Zaman, died during demolition of a house in Muryali area.

He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Published in Dawn, February 19th, 2024

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