At least four policemen, including DSP Iqbal Mohmand, were killed in a pre-dawn assault on a police check post in Lakki Marwat on Thursday.
At least six other personnel sustained injuries in the overnight gun assault.
Terrorists launched an attack on a police checkpoint located in Lakki Marwat in the early hours of Thursday. Later, the police contingent exchanged gunfire with the terrorists. Following the incident, the police initiated a search operation to locate and apprehend the terrorists.
The deceased include DSP Iqbal Mohmand, Karamat, Waqar and Ali Marjan. The injured include Head Constable Farooq Shah, Constable Amanatullah, Asghar, Sardar Ali and Arif. The casualties have been shifted to a local hospital.
Police spokesman said that DSP Iqbal Mohmand, accompanied by three gunners, left for the assault site immediately after the terrorists started firing at the Saddar police station.
However, a roadside bomb near the police station exploded as his vehicle passed Pirwala Morr, said the police spokesman. The blast left DSP Iqbal Mohmand martyred along with his gunners.
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