Canada Global (Web News) According to police officials, two police officers were martyred in a terrorist attack on Saturday in the Charsadda area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
In the most recent assault on law enforcement, terrorists opened fire at a police checkpoint in Dheri Zardad on Nowshehra Road, according to Charsadda District Police Officer Sohail Khalid.
Three police officers were hurt during the attack and were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital. However, according to the authorities, two of them eventually passed away from their wounds, while the third is currently receiving medical attention at the hospital.
Police said that after a retaliatory fire during which one of the terrorists was also hurt, during which a search is still under way, the terrorists fled the scene of the incident.
A sizable police contingent arrived at the scene soon after the incident and started a thorough search, according to the authorities.
Policemen Imran and Rameez were killed while constable Yousuf Ali was transferred to Peshawar due to significant injuries.
The attack on Dheri Zardad occurs as Pakistan battles an uptick in terror attacks, particularly those carried out by the TTP, an outlawed organisation, and from across the Afghan border.
After the Taliban took over, the TTP reportedly regrouped in Afghanistan, and Pakistan reportedly repeatedly urged the neighbouring country’s interim administration to make sure that its territory wasn’t being used for terrorism. However, the Taliban-led administration has fallen short of expectations.
According to statistics released by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, militant activity has been concentrated mostly in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with the former accounting for 31% of attacks during the past year and the latter 67%.