Attack on security check post in Pak kills three

About 12 militants attacked the check post at Karora in Shangla district of Khyber-Paktunkhwa province early on Sunday morning.

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2011, 22:00 PM IST

Islamabad: A group of militants attacked a
security check post in north-west Pakistan on Sunday, killing three
policemen and injuring one more, officials said.

About 12 militants attacked the check post at Karora
in Shangla district of Khyber-Paktunkhwa province early this
morning.

A police officer and two constables were killed, the
officials said. Another constable was wounded.

He was taken to a nearby hospital.

Following the incident, security was beefed up in
Shangla district. No group claimed responsibility for the
attack.

Shangla and nearby Swat district were strongholds of
the Pakistani Taliban till the army launched an operation to
flush out the militants two years ago.

Officials said this was the first instance of a
terrorist attack in Shangla after peace was restored in the
region.

PTI