International Desk: Six policemen were killed in an ambush as they patrolled in a vehicle in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, reports Al jazeera.
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According to a police spokesperson, the attack took place in Chowki Abbasi area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday morning and the victims were in a police van.
In a statement, the banned armed group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that its attackers made it back to safe havens.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the police van and paid tribute to the victims. He said, the police has played a proud role as a vanguard against terrorism.
He further said that the nation salutes the children who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. Terrorists are enemies of Pakistan, entire Pakistan will be a strong wall against terrorism.
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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report from the IG of Police. He also expressed his sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
He said in a statement that "The incident is very sad, the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain."
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Earlier last month, thousands of people took to the streets in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to show unity against terrorism. Originally, they took to the streets in protest when a school van came under gun attack in Charbagh of the province. Driver killed and two children injured in schoolvan shooting.
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