Six policemen wounded in militant attack on police van in Hangu

March 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Mar 23(ANI): At least six police officials, including a Station House Officer (SHO), were wounded in a militant attack on a police van in Hangu district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.

Using hand grenades, militants attacked the police officials, who were on their way to investigate a blast that had occurred at a video shop late on Tuesday, the Dawn reported.

Following the attack on the van, police surrounded the area and started a search operation in this regard.

Militants in Pakistan’s northwest region often target police and other law enforcement agencies as they are engaged in a campaign of violence against security forces in the country.

Over 4,000 people have died in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since 2007, which have been blamed on terror networks linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda terror organisations. (ANI)

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