Policeman killed in firing in NW Pakistan-Xinhua

Policeman killed in firing in NW Pakistan

Source: Xinhua

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2024-02-27 19:27:00

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- A policeman was killed and another injured in firing by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, according to police officials.

The incident happened in the Aijazabad area of Peshawar city of the province when unknown assailants riding motorcycles opened fire on a police squad during routine patrolling, sources from Peshawar police told Xinhua.

The policeman was critically injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Peshawar, police sources said, adding that the attackers fled the scene after committing the crime.

Police have launched a search operation in the surrounding areas to arrest the perpetrators involved.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, a senior police official and two terrorists were killed and four policemen injured in a clash in the Mardan district of the province.