Taliban attack kills SP, five security personnel in Peshawar

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 06:45 hrs

Peshawar: Five security personnel, including a Superintendent of Police (SP) were killed, while 10 police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) men were injured when the Taliban attacked two check posts of Mattani police station on the outskirts of Peshawar on Sunday night.

Militants equipped with RPG-7 rockets and heavy machine guns fired shots at the Ghaziabad and Frontier Road check posts of the Mattani police station at around 10 pm, reports The Express Tribune.

Despite being short of ammunition and heavily outnumbered, police and FC personnel retaliated with gun-fire, which continued for almost 45 minutes.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Fazal-e-Mula said SP Khurshid Khan had reached the spot after the attack and was leading his men when he was hit by machine gun fire.

"SP Khurshid is among the dead along with other men," said Fazal-e-Mula.

A large contingent of police has been deployed to the area, and a search operation has been initiated to locate the militants. 

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