Firing on police mobile patrol in Lakki Marwat kills 6: state media.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan sought a report from the provincial police chief after a police mobile patrol came under gunfire in Lakki Marwat on Wednesday morning.

State-run Radio Pakistan has reported that six police personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector and the driver, have been killed in what it described as a terror attack. has reached out to KP police for details.

In a statement, CM Mahmood Khan said the incident was 'very unfortunate' and the 'sacrifice of the martyrs will not be in vain'. He also extended condolences to the bereaved families.

Later, a statement from the KP police's public relations office said the province's inspector general (IG), Moazzam Jah Ansari, had taken strict notice of the 'targeted killing' in Lakki Marwat.

The statement said the IG made an emergency visit to Lakki Marwat after the incident and paid tributes to the martyrs for their courage and bravery.

'Cowardly acts' by miscreants could not bring down police's morale, the statement quoted the IG as saying, adding that he had directed relevant authorities to immediately arrest the culprits.

He vowed to continue the fight against terrorists until the last of them was eliminated.


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also strongly condemned the incident. In a statement, he said 'terrorists are the enemies of Pakistan and every possible step will be taken to safeguard the country'.

Paying tribute to the slain policemen, he said the 'whole nation salutes the sons of the soil who sacrificed...

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