Pak cop killed in militant attack on check post

A policeman was killed when suspected militants fired at a check post at Charsadda town located in northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2013, 14:55 PM IST

Islamabad: A policeman was killed when suspected militants fired at a check post at Charsadda town located in northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The incident occurred at Gulo Dheri in Charsadda town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this morning.

Constable Azmat Khan was killed instantly while the attackers escaped, police officials said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has witnessed a surge in violence by the Taliban, which has offered peace talks to the government but refuses to disarm.

PTI