Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 14:31 IST
6 labourers killed as Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa faces yet another terror attack
At least six labourers were killed on Thursday night after a police station which was under construction came under attack.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: At least six labourers were killed on Thursday night after a police station which was under construction came under attack. According to Pakistani news outlet Geo News, the police informed that the attack that took place in the remote area of South Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was conducted by an unidentified assailant who killed 6 labourers and injured one. Shortly after the incident, the dead bodies and the wounded worker were moved to a district hospital in Wana.
Meanwhile, District Police Officer (DPO) Farmanullah said that the complete details of the incident will be provided after the authorities are done with the preliminary investigation. This is not the first time labourers have been attacked in the country. In October this year, four labourers and a cop died in an attack on a police station in the Nasirabad area of Balochistan's Turbat, the authorities went on to label it as a “terror incident”. In the same month, 6 labourers were killed in their sleep and two were wounded after an unidentified gunman targeted them in the same city.
How KP became the epicentre of terror attacks?
According to Geo News, at least 47 security personnel and civilians were killed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the year 2023 alone. This indicates that the turbulent year witnessed an alarming rise in terror-related incidents in the country in general and the province in particular. As per the record of the provision's home department, 698 security personnel and citizens were killed in 1,823 terror-related incidents during the past three years, Geo News reported. Not only this, but seven areas along the Pak-Afghan border in KP remained “terrorism hotspots". Part of the reason was the Pakistani government ending the ceasefire deal with Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Published December 22nd, 2023 at 14:30 IST