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Two Police Shot Dead In Northwestern Pakistan


Both officers were on duty when unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on them and fled the scene. (illustrative photo)

Unidentified armed gunmen have shot and killed two traffic-police officers in northwestern Pakistan, police say.

The attack took place in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on July 5.

Both officers were on duty when unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on them and fled the scene, police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The incident happened a day after at least nine security personnel were injured when a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of security forces in the North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Police and military sources confirmed the attack to RFERL and said that three of the injured were in critical situation.

Officials said that a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up near the convoy in Khadi market in Waziristan.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

On June 28, a member of a polio-vaccination team and two police officers who were escorting it were also shot dead in North Waziristan.

The recent incidents come amid a declared cease-fire by the banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group as part of ongoing peace talks with the government.

The parliamentary Committee on National Security is set to hold a meeting in Islamabad on July 5 to discuss the negotiations of the Pakistani government with the TTP and the current national security situation.

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