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Three policemen killed in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 20:42

Peshawar: Three policemen were killed and as many injured when militants attacked a police van in northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said.

The armed militants attacked the van at Babajee Kandao in Buner district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

An assistant sub-inspector was among those killed.

The policemen engaged the militants and exchanged fire for some time.
The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

Additional security forces reached the area and authorities imposed a curfew before a search operation was launched.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia madrassa in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Fourteen people were killed and over 30 injured in the suicide attack.

First Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 20:42
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