Islamabad: Heavily armed militants stormed a district police chief`s office at Dera Ismail Khan in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a gun battle with security forces, officials said.
About five militants, who were wearing police uniforms,
were involved in the attack on the police office, officials
were quoted as saying by TV news channels.
Reporters at the site said they had heard at least six
explosions and intermittent firing.
It could not immediately be ascertained whether there
were any casualties or if the attackers had taken any hostages
within the office.
The militants lobbed grenades and fired with automatic
weapons as they barged into the office, TV news channels
At least one suicide bomber was believed to be among the
attackers, the channels reported.
The district police chief`s office is located in a high-
security zone that also has a court complex and lawyers’
offices. Security forces cordoned off and evacuated the area.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack though
such assaults are usually blamed on the Pakistani Taliban.