Police repulse terror attack in Peshawar
[Dawn] Police on Wednesday evening repulsed a myrmidon attack on their checkpost in Mashogagar area on the outskirts of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
An official of Badbher cop shoppe said several Orcs and similar vermin armed with rocket launchers and Kalashnikovs attacked the post but they had to flee after police opened fire on them.
He said Orcs and similar vermin came to the post from the nearby Khyber Agency.
According to him, it was the second myrmidon attack in the area over one week.
Militants had beheaded SP (rural) Khurshid Khan during an attack on Ghaziabad police post on Sunday night.
Ghaziabad is a few kilometres from Mashogagar area.
The official said a platoon of Frontier Constabulary and 16 coppers had been deployed to Mashogagar police post and they were equipped with light and heavy weapons.
Deputy chief of Adezai Qaumi Lashkar Fazal Malik claimed that to the best of his information, all myrmidons, who belonged to Peshawar, had returned.
He said some Orcs and similar vermin were identified as Aurangzeb alias Naray and Jangriz alias Jamil. "They (attackers) belonged to Peshawar but shifted to tribal regions with families after security forces destroyed their houses a few years ago," he said.Mr Malik said Orcs and similar vermin had been threatening him for many days over support to police.
He said peace volunteers would support police whenever they were asked to.
According to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
|According to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa senior minister Bashir Bilour, the government has decided to launch a 'clean-up operation' against Orcs and similar vermin on the outskirts of Peshawar. He, however, didn't set any deadline for it.|
DSP Fazal Wahid Khan, said militants had entered the Mashogagar area but failed to destroy the police post. "We made them escape," he said.
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
senior minister Bashir Bilour, the government has decided to launch a 'clean-up operation' against Orcs and similar vermin on the outskirts of Peshawar.
He, however, didn't set any deadline for it.
When contacted, the relevant DSP, Fazal Wahid Khan, said Orcs and similar vermin had entered the Mashogagar area but failed to destroy the police post.
"We made them escape," he said.
Mr Khan said there was no progress in the investigation into the Ghaziabad police post attack.
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