Peshawar police under attack: Militants kill three cops at checkposts
[Dawn] Militants on Thursday attacked two police checkposts in the thriving provincial capital, killing three personnel.

it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
two bombs were defused near a cop shoppe. The first attack was carried out in Badbher area against a checkpost manned by police and Frontier Constabulary personnel at Maloot Chowk on Frontier Road close to Khyber Agency.

Two police constables, Rehman Wali 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.
and Shamsur Rehman of Akbarpura area in Nowshera, died in the attack.

A police official of the Rural Circle told Dawn that a group of snuffies armed with sophisticated weapons attacked the checkpost from Khyber Agency at 11am.

He said coppers and FC personnel retaliated but Rehman and Shams suffered serious bullet injuries.

The official said one of the coppers was struck down in his prime, while the other was found dead at a nearby place after snuffies retreated.

Later in the evening, snuffies hurled a hand grenade inside the Ring Road police post in Paharipura area, injuring four coppers.

A police official said the injured personnel were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital but one of them, Wahid Zaman, died before reaching there. The official said it was not known if attackers were riding a cycle of violence or a car.

Also in the day, police detected two bombs planted under the newly-built one-kilometre long Sikandar Khan Khalil Flyover in Gul Bahar area.

The bombs were packed in shopping bags and kept behind the cemented blocks.

The bomb detection led to the suspension of the traffic on the city's main artery for around an hour.

Police later called in the Bomb Disposal Unit personnel, who went kaboom! the bombs, causing panic among road users and local residents.

According to BDU officials, one of the bomb weighed around three kilogrammes and the other 500 grammes.

"Had the bombs went kaboom!, they would have damaged the flyover," an official said.

In the evening, unidentified people fired a rocket in Peshtakhara area damaging part of a house on Abdara Road.

it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
it caused no damage to human life.

Police said it seemed that the rocket was fired from adjacent Khyber Agency. They said only the investigation would reveal what the rocket was aimed at.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-24