Pak policeman killed in restive northwest
Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 21:51
Islamabad: A policeman and a militant were on Saturday killed in an exchange of fire at Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan's restive northwest on Saturday.

The gun battle erupted near a private educational institute when policemen responded to reports of firing between two men.

The militants lobbed a grenade that killed a policeman, officials said.

State-run Radio Pakistan reported a militant and a policeman were killed in the incident.

There were unconfirmed reports about the presence of more militant in the educational institution.

Local residents said police had asked them to remain indoors as troops conducted a search operation.


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 21:51

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