Gunmen kill 6 policemen in attacks in Pakistan

Elias Hubbard
May 21, 2017

At least six policemen were killed and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, police said on Sunday.

Police official Arif Khan said the first attack took place Sunday in the Kohat district, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The police official further said that the area has been cordoned off by police and a search operation is under way.

The police van was coming back after an operation in Kamal Khel area when terrorists ambushed the vehicle and killed five policemen including SHO Lachi police station Khanullah and Additional SHO Tahir Khan. The area police chief, his second-in-command and two constables were killed.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an extremist militant group considered close to the dreaded Islamic State outfit, has claimed responsibility for the attack. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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