Pak militants attack police station, kill 2 policemen
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Feb. 24 , IRNA -- Taliban militants launched a deadly attack on a police station in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early Friday and killed two policemen and injured six others, local media reported.
Express TV reported that two police men, including in-charge of the police station, were killed and six others were injured.
City Police Chief, Imtiaz Altraf, said that two attackers were killed and the police have taken now over the police station building.
Altaf told reporters that the police are searching and clearing the building.
“We have found body parts of the two attackers,” the police chief told reporters.
Police and the militants exchanged fire nearly one hour. Additional anti-terror Quick Response Force was called to help the police.
Police sources said that a group of three attackers, wearing suicide jackets, attacked police station Kotwali at Lahore Gate area of Peshawar at 7.30 a.m., local time.
The attackers first hurled grenade and then opened fire at the police, which sparked exchange of heavy firing.
The police station is located in thickly populated area and the people remained indoor during the shooting.
A girls' school is also located near the police station building and the students could not go to the school because of fear and blockade of the roads.
The injured were taken to the city’s main Lady Reading Hospital.
The police also launched a search operation outside the police station to trace any facilitator of the attackers.
The brazen attack was carried out a day after a deadly car bomb killed nearly 12 people and injured over 20 more near Peshawar.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80003748
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