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Police mobile attacked in Nowshera; one killed

February 23, 2013

—File Photo
—File Photo

PESHAWAR: A policeman was killed in a hand grenade attack on a police mobile in northwestern Pakistan’s Nowshera town, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

The incident occurred on the Peshawar-Islamabad motorway near Rashkai.

According to district police officer (DPO) Mohammad Hussain, one policeman was killed and three others injured in the grenade attack. He added that the attackers also opened fire on the mobile after throwing the grenade at it.

Furthermore, DPO Hussain said two militants were killed in a counterattack by the police.

Sources say that a search operation was underway in the area to search it for more militants.

In a separate incident in Peshawar, unknown assailants murdered a community police officer in an area falling within the limits of the Khazana police station.