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,
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.