Militants kill policeman in checkpost attack

PESHAWAR: Militants killed one policeman and wounded another in an attack on a checkpost in Bannu town, officials said on Thursday.

The attack took place on the outskirts of Bannu town, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which has seen several terrorist attacks in the past — many of them targeting security officials.

“A group of up to five militants riding motorbikes attacked the checkpost late on Wednesday night, threw hand grenades and later opened fire, killing one policeman and wounding another one,” local police official Noor Wali said.

Senior local police official Iqbal Khan also confirmed the incident.

No one claimed immediate responsibility for the attack.

Source: AFP