Islamabad, Jan. 14 Three policemen were killed in firing by terrorists in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the wee hours of Saturday, police said.
The killed including a deputy superintendent police (DSP) went to the Sarband police station of the city to retaliate against an attack by the terrorists, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) of Operations Kashif, Aftab Abbasi told media.
He said that all policemen were shot in the head by snipers, and succumbed to injuries while on the way to the hospital.
Abbasi added that the attackers carried out a well-coordinated attack from different directions at the police station, using hand grenades and sophisticated weapons.
The staff of the police station called an extra contingent of police from surrounding areas, and the
DSP and his team were among the reinforcement who reached the site, the SSP added.
“As long as the officer and his team reached the site, they surrounded the attackers who were trying to enter the police station, and were killed in a retaliatory attack,” he added.
No loss of life was reported inside the Sarband police station and the attack was foiled, he said.
An search and combing operation will continue on Saturday morning to trace the attackers, he added.