Militants attack police station in DI Khan

Policemen stand guard in this undated photo.  - KP Police/File
Policemen stand guard in this undated photo. – KP Police/File
  • Constable injured in attack on police station.
  • After the firing the terrorists fled from the area.
  • A search operation was started in the area to nab the suspects.

Dera Ismail Khan: Suspected terrorists attacked a police station in Dera Ismail Khan last night and were repelled by security personnel. news On Monday, quoting officials.

This was one of several attacks in the district since Friday in which a police constable was injured. The terrorists targeted Gul Imam Police Station in the tank.

According to details, armed terrorists attacked the police station resulting in an exchange of fire between the police personnel and the attackers. After this the militants fled from the area.

Police constable Waheed Gul was injured in the firing that lasted for an hour. He was taken to Tank District Headquarters Hospital.

District Police Officer Tank Iftikhar Ali Shah immediately reached the spot with a large contingent of police. A search operation was started in the area to search for the suspects.

At least six people were killed and over 30, including two policemen, were injured in a blast that targeted a police van in the Tank Adda area of ​​DI Khan on Friday.

The vehicle was moving from Ijaz Shaheed Police Lines in Dera Ismail Khan town towards Kulachi tehsil when it was attacked by a remote-controlled blast.

A senior police officer said that the explosive was planted in a motorcycle. It is reported that the victims were civilians who were passing through the area at the time of the attack.

Experts of the Bomb Disposal Unit said that five to six kilograms of explosives were used in the blast, due to which the police van was badly damaged.

Pakistan is facing the grave challenge of terrorism since last year as many incidents of terrorism and violence have taken place recently.

The Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) said in a report released in October that security forces lost at least 386 personnel in the first nine months of 2023, the highest level in eight years.

In the third quarter of 2023, about 445 people lost their lives and 440 were injured in more than 190 terrorist attacks and counter-terrorism operations.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were the primary epicenters of violence, accounting for approximately 94% of all deaths and 89% of attacks (including incidents of terrorism and security forces operations) recorded during this period.

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