Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in Lakki Marwat district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province between Tuesday and Wednesday night, killing four officers.
A statement from the Lakki Marwat District Police Officer's (DPO) office confirmed the shooting deaths and said that Lakki Marwat police were patrolling as usual when unidentified assailants opened fire on them on Mianwali Road. ۔
According to the statement, Assistant Sub-Inspector Yaqub Khan Shehabkhel, two constables and a driver were killed in the firing. The bodies were shifted to City Hospital Lakki Marwat after the incident.
Police say the suspects fled the scene. However, search for them has been started by setting up roadblocks at various places.
Police have registered a case and started further investigation.
Meanwhile, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for firing on a police van in Lakki Marwat in a statement.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has condemned the incident in Lakki Marwat. He directed the police to immediately arrest those involved in the attack.
In addition, the funeral prayers of the officers killed in the firing incident were offered at Lakki Marwat Police Line, after which they were buried with state honors.
On the other hand, former Additional Inspector General of Police Syed Akhtar Ali Shah, an analyst on the shooting incident, says that unless the situation in Afghanistan stabilizes, terrorism and violence will continue in the region.
According to him, the Taliban government is currently in power in Afghanistan. But there are various terrorist elements.
Attacks on security forces kill two
On the other hand, two officials were killed and one was injured in attacks on security forces in three different areas in the North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bordering Bannu and Lakki Marwat.
Police officials at the district headquarters Miranshah said that Naik Qamar was injured in an IED blast near Patsi base in Mir Ali. A soldier, Shaukat Khan, was killed in an explosion in Degan area of Datta Khel Tehsil.
The official added that a homemade remote-controlled bomb had exploded in the Gariom area of Razmak Tehsil, killing soldier Rohail.
According to police officials, after these incidents, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
School teacher killed in Hangu
In another Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a teacher was shot dead by unidentified motorcyclists in front of the district education office on Wednesday.
The deceased teacher was identified as Ali Murtaza and he had come to the Education Office for work.
Police officials confirmed the incident and said that the accused had fled the scene and a blockade had been set up to arrest them.
Four government officials, including a woman, were abducted from Bannu
Four Forest Department officials were abducted on Tuesday near a rain camp on North Waziristan Road in Bannu District. Police have registered a case. Among those abducted was a woman.
16 killed in Kurram tribal clashes
Earlier in the day, at least 16 people were killed and several others injured in a mountainous land dispute between two active tribal groups in Kurram District. District Police Officer Tahir Akram confirmed the deaths.
The series of armed clashes that began on Saturday in the border area of Kurram District began Friday evening with logging from a disputed forest, which continued until Sunday night, according to local tribesmen.
Fighting between the two sides lasted for 32 hours, police said. After which a jirga was held on Tuesday for reconciliation between the two tribes. However, no final decision has been made yet.
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