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Militants attack police post in Peshawar

July 24, 2012

PESHAWAR/Swabi, July 23: Suspected militants attacked a police post in Sheikhan area in the limits of Badhber police station on Monday morning.

An official said that militants opened firing on the post with light and heavy weapons from different directions but police had also taken cover after receiving some tips from their informers.

The attack, he said, was carried out from tribal area but the attackers came so close to the post that they could use light weapons.

However, police managed to repulse the attack by opening firing with the available machineguns.

The official said that it was not the first attack of its kind. He said that police had repulsed many such attacks in the recent past.

He said that government should increase manpower and provide proper arms and ammunition to them so that they could take timely action to protect Peshawar.

He said that during the past few weeks several pathways had been abandoned by police owing to shortage of manpower.

In Swabi unidentified militants blew up two CD shops before Sehri here on Monday, said police.

They said that militants had planted explosive devices outside two CD shops located in Baja village. The explosives went off with a big bang at night, awakening people for Sehri.

The residents of the area said that they heard two explosions, one after other. “There was a short interval between the first and second explosion,” said Arshad Khan, a resident of the area.

Both shops were destroyed completely while the walls of the surrounding houses were partially damaged in the blasts.

However, no causality was reported because no one was present in the shops at night.