Pakistan: Six security personnel killed in attack on Hangu energy plant
Kohat: Six security personnel were killed after more than a dozen militants stormed an oil and gas exploration site in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, reports said.
The police and the energy firm said on Tuesday that the attack had taken place at facilities run by MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company, a unit of Hungary’s MOL, in the Manji Khel area of Hangu district near the Afghan border.
According to police, the militants targeted two wells, known as M-8 and M-10, with heavy weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades.
The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.
Four members of the Frontier Constabulary, identified as Hamzali, Waleed, Shariatullah and Zafar Alam, were among the six security personnel killed in the attack. Two private guards, identified as Sabz Ali and Aseel Khan, were also killed in the incident.