PESHAWAR – At least three policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), embraced martyrdom after terrorists stormed a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital in the wee hours of Saturday.
KP police shared details of the latest terror attack in the northwestern region, revealing that militants hurled hand grenades and sprayed the Sarband police station with bullets from long-range rifles.
Police officials also retaliated and after an exchange of fire, DSP Sardar Hussain and two police personnel Irshad and Jehanzeb succumbed to the injuries.
SSP operations told media that at least eight terrorists attacked the police station from two sides with hand grenades and the latest weapons fitted with night vision devices.
پشاور پولیس نے آدھی رات کو دہشتگردوں کے تھانہ سربند پر حملے کو پسپا بنادیا۔— KP Police (@KP_Police1) January 14, 2023
دہشتگردوں کے تعاقب کے دوران ڈی ایس پی بڈھ بیر سردار حسین اور دو پولیس اہلکار کنسٹیبل ارشاد اور کنسٹیبل جہانزیب شہادت کے عظیم مرتبے پر فائز ہوگئے۔ pic.twitter.com/nYdXFs3INr
Later, a large contingent of law enforcement personnel rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. A search operation was launched in the area to detain the terrorists, who managed to escape in dark.
Pakistan has witnessed a surge in militant attacks in recent weeks after the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) withdrew from a ceasefire agreement with the government in late November.
Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.
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