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Late night attack on D.I Khan police station leaves 10 cops martyred

6 injured as terrorists storm police station in northwestern Pakistan

09:19 AM | 5 Feb, 2024
Late night attack on D.I Khan police station leaves 10 cops martyred
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DI KHAN — A group of terrorists ambushed a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Dera Ismail Khan district, leaving 10 policemen martyred and six others injured.

D.I Khan police said terrorists stormed the police station with heavy weapons around 3 am in Tehsil Daraban of the district. 

The militants ambushed the police station from all sides using grenades and other sophisticated which triggered heavy gunfire. The martyred cops also included six personnel of Elite Force.

KP police retaliated, but the terrorists managed to escape in the darkness of the night.

Later, security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation to trace the militants, while the quick response force rushed to the area.

Police said funeral prayers of martyred cops will be offered in the police line, they added.

The latest attack came a day before elections in Pakistan. KP, and Balochistan - Pakistan's two borders neighboring Afghanistan - saw a fresh wave of terror attacks ahead of polls.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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