LAKKI MARWAT: Six policemen were injured when unknown miscreants attacked them in the Township area of Bannu on Tuesday.

A police van carrying Quick Response Force personnel came under attack near Mohajir Camp locality. “The law enforcers were going to Domel area to assist the police in actions against anti-social elements,” an official said. He said that the miscreants ambushed the police van, causing injuries to six personnel, including Tehseenullah, driver Mohammad Asif, Razadullah, Zainullah, Sajid and Arif. They were shifted to Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital.

Later, Zainullah was referred to a hospital in Peshawar in critical condition.

The official said a large police contingent reached the area and launched a search operation for the assailants.

Separately, two people were killed and four others injured in a collision between a van and car in Bannu on Tuesday.

One of the injured, Tahir Khan, who was travelling in the van, told the police that a carelessly-driven car collided with their vehicle head-on in the Township area.

He said he along with his father Mir Hasan Shah, uncle Zahidullah and relatives Zahir Khan and Ahmad Hussain, and car driver Khatir Khan were injured in the mishap.

He said the injured were taken to the Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital, where his father and uncle were pronounced dead. The police registered a case under relevant sections of law and began investigation.

Published in Dawn, April 3rd, 2024

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