DSP, his gunman martyred in brazen Lakki Marwat attack

DSP, his gunman martyred in brazen Lakki Marwat attack


DSP was on routine patrol when unidentified assailants opened fire on police van

  • Several policemen have lost lives due to attacks in recent times
  • The wounds of Shangla terror attack will take time to heal
Follow on
Follow us on Google News

LAKKI MARWAT (Dunya News) - A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and his gunman were martyred in an attack in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa late Friday night, Dunya News reported. 

According to details, DSP Gul Muhammad Khan was on routine patrol in Lakki Marwat when some unidentified assailants opened fire on the police van due to which the DSP and his gunman were critically wounded. 

Also Read: Four terrorists killed, FC soldier martyred as security forces foil attack on Turbat naval base 

They were taken to the Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) hospital of Norang where both of them died during treatment. A contingent of police reached the spot after the incident and cordoned off the area. Police have also launched a search operation in the area to arrest the culprits. 


Terror attacks are taking a toll on the country for quite some time. On March 27, five Chinese nationals were killed and several others injured when the vehicle they were travelling by came under attack near Besham – a town located in Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of engineers which was on its way from Islamabad to their camp in Dasu, Mohammad Ali Gandapur, the regional police chief [DIG Malakand], said.

Also Read: Pakistan vows swift action after terrorist attack on Chinese engineers

"Five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver were killed in the attack," Gandapur told Reuters. 

Dasu – the headquarters of Upper Kohistan district – is the site of a major dam and the area had been attacked in the past. A blast on a bus had killed 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, in 2021.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police had reached the spot and started relief operations, Gandapur said, adding that rest of the people in the convoy have been protected.

Earlier that day, the security forces killed four terrorists in an intelligence-based operation carried out in Dera Ismail Khan, the southernmost district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Police have been on the receiving end of terrorism for quite some time.