Unidentified armed men attacked the convoy of JUI-F leader and mayor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tank district Saddam Hussain Betni, resulting in the martyrdom of four police personnel on Friday, officials said.
District Police Officer (DPO) Waqar Ahmed Khan said that two policemen were also injured during the attack. The martyred personnel were identified as Imran, Barkat, Fazlur Rehman and Rafi Ullah. Police said that the bodies of the martyred personnel and the injured were rushed to DHQ hospital. They further said that the attack took place on the road between Pai and Durki villages. JUI-F Amir Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while condemning the attack, expressed concern over the repeated attacks on the party leadership.
“If the lives of the people’s representatives are not safe, what will happen to common people?” he questioned, urging the authorities to bring the culprits to justice. Fazl said that the law and order situation is being disturbed deliberately by targeting the JUI-F leadership. He also urged to provide immediate medical treatment to those who were injured during the attack.
Separately, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Sukkur arrested two alleged terrorists associated with a banned outfit during a raid near Khairpur. The CTD spokesperson, in a statement issued here on Friday, said that arrested terrorists received terrorism training in Afghanistan and were involved in anti-state activities, the spokesperson added.