Severed heads of policemen found on outskirts of Peshawar
Islamabad: The severed heads of a senior police officer and a Frontier Constabulary personnel, killed during a recent Taliban attack, have been found on the outskirts of Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan, according to a media report today.
Superintendent of Police Khurshid Khan and the Frontier Constabulary personnel were killed on Sunday night when scores of Taliban fighters attacked a police post in Mattani, a suburb of Peshawar.
The heads of both men, packed in a bag, were found hanging on the veranda of a market early yesterday, the Dawn newspaper quoted a police source as saying.
Local residents informed police about the severed heads.
After a post-mortem examination, the heads were handed over to the relatives of the two men for burial.
A local resident, who was not identified, said the attack on the post manned jointly by police and Frontier Constabulary had caused panic among the people, who were feeling insecure.
Seven security personnel were killed in the attack.
"We are unable to express our feelings in public as nobody knows about the informers of militants and police. The best option for people like us is to remain silent or avoid sitting in the bazaars," the local resident said.
He said shopkeepers would keep their shops open in the evenings in the past but the attack had prompted them to pull down the shutters before sunset.
Referring to the increased activities of militants, he said security forces should support police at entry points or else law enforcers would not be able to control the situation.
Speaking about the recovery of the heads, DSP Fazl Wahid Khan said: "We are making efforts to arrest all those involved in the heinous crime but so far no one has been arrested in this connection."
He said only senior police officials could decide about a lean-up operation against militants in Peshawar`s suburbs.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Security guard beats woman journalist publicly in Pakistan
- Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Hiranagar; 7 Pak Rangers killed, BSF jawan injured
- ISIS terrorists escape Mosul disguised in women's clothing
- DNA: Analysing the existing poor condition of Indian education system
- DNA: Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Hiranagar; Seven Pak Rangers killed
- MS Dhoni reacts in astonishment as Axar Patel takes a stunning one-handed catch - VIDEO
- Navjot Singh Sidhu out on zero to Waqar Younis in 1990 – The match Kapil Sharma keeps talking about
- BSP shrugs off Rita Bahuguna 's jump; says BJP will still face defeat in UP polls
- MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli? Here's Virender Sehwag's best ever reply
- Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande’s Karva Chauth photos will surprise you