Two policemen killed as militants attack checkpost in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 21:12

Peshawar: Two policemen were killed on Sunday when militants attacked a checkpost in northwest Pakistan`s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Two motorcyclists targeted the Darand checkpost in Barmola of Swabi District. The militants also set the checkpost on fire, police said.

Attack on security forces in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has increased after hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah has taken charge of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), vowing revenge for the killing of the group`s leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike on November 1.

Three attacks took place on Friday in Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar, killing two security personnel and injuring at least eight others.

Earlier, a hand grenade attack on a house in Bamkhel area of Swabi killed a woman and injured four people.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 21:12
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