At least three police personnel were killed in an overnight terror attack at a police station in Peshawar, Pakistan. Geo News reported that the assault was launched by terrorists in the region. The senior superintendent of police, operations, Kashif Aftab said that the police station came under attack with grenades and sniper guns fitted with night vision thermal goggles.
Among the policemen killed in the terror attack included DSP Badaber Sardar Hussein and his two guards Irshad and Jehanzeb. They all received gunshot wounds to their heads and bodies.
The SSP Operation said that the police station was attacked from two to three sides. He said that at least six to eight terrorists were involved in the attack on the 12 to 14 policemen, he said.
He added that the terrorist lobbed five hand grenades into the compound. Four out of five were neutralised and one blew up.
The police official also said that the terrorist managed to flee after the attack.
The investigation has started and efforts are being made to track down the attackers, but there were no reports any arrests or killing of terrorists.
Pakistan has been witnessing an increase in terror attacks across the country. In mid-December, a clash erupted between Pakistan and Afghanistan after a troop opened “indiscriminate firing” that resulted in the death of one, and injuring 12.
(With inputs from agencies)
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