Pakistan is facing a fresh wave of attacks as another latest high-profile attack occurred in police headquarters Tank district of in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday.
According to reports, heavily armed men launched a deadly attacks on the police headquarters in Tank, resulting in death of three Pakistani cops and wounding several others. Tank DPO confirmed the deaths as sub-inspector Gohar Zaman was also among those killed in the assault.
Following the attack, a heavy contingent of security forces cordoned off the area and started the operation.
Police officials said a “terrorist” first exploded himself at the main entrance of the police office and his aides later joined him. What followed was a gun battle and cops deployed at the headquarters engaged in cross firing for several hours. Later, the all four attackers were gunned down during the retaliatory fire.
The newly formed jihadist group Ansar-ul-Islam claimed responsibility for the attack in a media statement.
Its should be mentioned that the premises that come under attack was constructed in recent times, located near Dera Ismail Khan where more than two dozen army troops were killed in separate attacks.