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9 killed in Bannu police station attack

10 December, 2012

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BANNU: Militants on Monday morning attacked a police station located on the outskirt of Bannu city where at least nine persons including three policemen and an Army soldier were killed, our sources reported.

According to police sources, the incident took place at Kakki police station located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Bannu city where at least 20 cops were present when the station was ambushed.

Militants besieged the police station with hand grenades and then opened fire that killed five persons who had come out of the mosque after offering prayers. The violent exchange of fire continued for at least one and a half hour in which seven security men were injured including an SHO. An Army soldier, Rahimullah also embraced martyrdom during the combat with militants.

The wounded personnel were shifted to DHQ Hospital where three succumbed to their injuries, raising the toll to nine.

Police told that four suicide attackers blew themselves when they were surrounded by the additional contingents of security forces that were called in from the Bannu city. One suicide attacker aged 12 managed to flee from the scene. Security forces cordoned off the area to search the missing attacker.

The banned militant outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

While condemning the militants' attack on Bannu police station Monday morning, Awami national Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali and Senator Afrasiab Khattak said that the attack was a cowardly act, our sources reported.

According to a statement issued here, Asfandyar Wali and Afrasiab Khattak condemned the attack on Bannu police station and said that the nation stands united against the terrorists and that is why they are carry out such cowardly acts.

The leaders said that the terrorists, by carrying out such attacks, cannot shake the government's resolve against terrorism. Hundreds of policemen have sacrificed their lives in the fight against terrorism that can never be forgotten, the statement stated.

Asfandyar Wali and Afrasiab Khattak condoled with the affected families.

It may be mentioned that militants on Monday morning attacked a police station located on the outskirt of Bannu city where at least eight persons including three policemen were killed.

The banned militant outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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Reader Comments:

Pakistan killings

All over Pakistan innocent people are being killed on one pretext or another. The AZADI we got from the British has become a BARBADI for the common man. It is so sad and heart breaking. WHY ?.
Does anybody care.

dv1936, United States - 10 December, 2012

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