KHYBER (Dunya News) – In a tragic incident, additional SHO Adnan Afridi was martyred in a blast which occurred in Khyber district’s Ali Masjid area on Tuesday.
Rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the blast scene after the word got around about it and law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) cordoned off the area.
Police confirmed that the SHO lost his life.
This is one of many incidents of terrorism in the recent past. Last week, four policemen were martyred and 10 others injured in a blast near a police station in Bara Bazaar of Khyber district.
The attack was carried out at the gate of the tehsil compound where the Bara police station, a cell of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and other government offices are located.
Police officials deputed at the gate were checking the people entering the compound when the explosion occurred following a heavy gunfire.
When the explosion happened, police officers stationed at the compound’s entrance were screening those entering.
According to authorities, two terrorists arrived by automobile and attempted to infiltrate the property from the front and back sides. The attempt to infiltrate the property was thwarted by police officers, who presumably blew themselves up after encountering resistance.