Burqa-clad militants storm police station
BANNU: Two burqa-clad bully boyz stormed a police arsenal and special branch office here on Monday and both of them were killed in an ensuing clash with police.
According to officials, the two bombers, who were wearing boom jackets, entered the armoury and special branch office in the old building of the city cop shoppe and fired at the guard, injuring him seriously.
They hurled grenades and held eight coppers hostage.
DIG Nisar Ahmad Tanoli and DPO Waqar Ahmad reached the place with a heavy contingent of police which encircled the area. Army and FC platoons aided by armoured personnel carriers were also called in as bully boyz holed up inside the building.
Security personnel rubbed out one of the attackers while the other went kaboom!". Two coppers were maimed but the eight hostages were safely rescued.
DPO Waqar Ahmad told news hounds that the bully boyz had come to the area on cycle of violences and their handlers had left after dropping them near the special branch office.
He said the attack might have been carried out to avenge a police operation against bully boyz in Bannu district.
Some sources said the attack had been carried out by four bully boyz but police officials insisted that there were only two attackers and all the people tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
on suspicion had been freed after interrogation.
Taliban front man Ehsanullah Ehsan grabbed credit for the attack in a telephone call to AFP.
| They took credit for a spectacular failure? Okaaaay...|
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