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Pakistan: Cop dies during exchange of fire with unidentified assailants

Pakistan: Cop dies during exchange of fire with unidentified assailants

| @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2023, 12:11 pm

Lakki Marwat: At least one policeman died during an exchange of fire with   unidentified assailants in Shahbazkhel area of Pakistan on Thursday, media reports said on Monday.

An official told Dawn News a team of Shahbazkhel police post had set up a picket on the Bannu-DI Khan section of the Indus Highway after receiving information that six armed motorcyclists believed to be terrorists were seen roaming in the town.

The official said the cops took positions after seeing masked men on three motorcycles coming from Darra Pezu side.

“As the cops moved towards them, the armed motorcyclists opened fire, triggering an exchange of fire,” he added.

The official said during exchange of fire, a constable, namely Zikrya, was martyred.

“Police gave them a chase but they disappeared in the forest taking cover of night,” the official said.

Body of the martyred constable was later shifted to the police lines.

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