DERA ISMAIL KHAN / NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A blast near a car carrying a wounded police officer in the Ghulam Khan neighborhood near the Afghan border resulted in eight casualties, including women.
Blast in North Waziristan
Unidentified individuals attacked Assistant Sub-Inspector Aminullah inside his residence at 4 a.m. on Sunday.
According to officials, the police officer was injured in the incident. The injured police officer was being shifted to the hospital in a car when a bomb went off beside the vehicle.
According to a police source, two women were among the injured. “He was in the car and was ready to be relocated when the explosion took place, leaving eight persons wounded,” the official added.
He claimed; “Three of the injured were in critical condition. They were transferred to Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital in district Bannu.”
The official reported that a police team had arrived at the scene of the incident. Moreover, the team has begun its investigation.
(Averted) Attack on Police in Tank District
Authorities also averted an attack on a police station, in the Gomal Bazaar neighborhood of the Tank district. Police repulsed the attack after a prolonged firefight with militants on Saturday night.
Police officers claim that militants with the newest weapons stormed the Gomal Bazaar Police Station. But they argued that because the cops were prepared to intervene, the attack was repulsed.
“We had already used a thermal imaging camera to track militant’s movements. It was the fourth attack on the police in the area in a week, the official added. “Militants attacked the police station, but police troops responded to it instantly,” the spokesman said.
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According to official sources, there were between 13 and 15 militants attacking, and the shooting continued for around 15 minutes. Furthermore, they claimed that substantial police contingents arrived at the scene right away. However, there were no casualties noted.
The provincial police chief quickly reached out to the station house officer. He praised the police team involved in the gunfight for their bravery. Moreover, he announced a cash incentive and certificate. All of these statements were received from the office of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Inspector General Police Akhtar Hayat Gandapur.
Attack on Police in Lakki Marwat
Police in district Lakki Marwat also repelled a similar assault on a police station in the Bakhmal region.