According to the local police, terrorists opened fire on the check-post in Tekhta Beg and used explosive equipment in the attack, after which the police station caught fire.
Immediately after the attack, the traffic on the Pak-Afghan highway closed and a heavy contingent of police was dispatched to the check-post. Talking to journalists, Jamrud SHO Shah Khalid termed the attack on the police check-post a suicide attack. “The suicide bomber entered the check-post and blew himself up.” He added that the police opened fire on the target upon seeing the suicide bomber.
Two policemen — Manzoor Shah and Younis Khan — were martyred in the attack, while a cook in the check-post, identified as Rafiq, was shifted to the Peshawar hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
As the country continues to face cross-border terrorism, Pakistan earlier in the day called upon the Iranian authorities to investigate the cross-border terror attack in the Panjgur district of Balochistan and bring the perpetrators to task.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, four security personnel were martyred in a terrorist attack carried out on “Iranian soil” on Wednesday.