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Pakistan: Seven policemen dead in rocket assault

25th May 2013

PESHAWAR: At least seven policemen were killed while seven more policeman including District Police Officer (DPO) Kohat were critically injured in a rocket attack here on Friday night.

According to the sources, the incident took place when 10 to 15 militants attacked a convoy of DPO Kohat Dilawar Bangash with six rockets, leaving seven policemen dead and seven others hurt.

The DPO Kohat, along with his subordinate staff, was on his way back from Peshawar after attending an important meeting there.


Injured Dilawar Bangash was shifted to Kohat while six other wounded personnel were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).


SSP Rural Shafiullah has confirmed that seven policemen were killed in the attack whose bodies have been shifted to the LRH.


Police personnel said that following the assault they had a gunbattle with the militants for more than an hour in which security forces also took part.



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