Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described terrorism as Pakistan’s foremost problem, as six policemen were martyred in Lakki Marwat
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described terrorism as Pakistan’s foremost problem, as six policemen were martyred in Lakki Marwat

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described terrorism as Pakistan’s foremost problem, as six policemen were martyred in Lakki Marwat amid the rise in terrorists’ activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the Taliban accepting the responsibility for the gruesome act.

The remarks came after the policemen patrolling the area in an official van were targeted by two bike riders who sprayed bullets on their vehicle. An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was among the martyrs. The incident was reported in the precincts of Dadiwala Police Station located around 100 kilometers from the Pak-Afghan border at 7am.

ASI Ilm Deen, Constable Ahmed Nawaz, Head Constable Zubair, Frontier Reserve Police’s Sepoy Usman Ali, Constable Mahmood Khan, and Dil Jan (the driver).

In a statement, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said the police were “coming for a raid” and that the attackers when they were gunned down. The attackers “managed to reach their base safely” after looting weapons and ammunition, it added.

In a tweet, the prime minister said, “Let us make no mistake. Terrorism continues to be one of Pakistan’s foremost problems.”

Similarly, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah directed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash and provincial police chief Moazzam Jah Ansari to submit a report.  Later, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan too sought a report from the IG Police and said such cowardly acts could not diminish the morale of Pakistan

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