Attack on police station results in at least ten deaths

An attack on a Pakistani police station that lasted for hours claimed the lives of at least ten personnel. More than thirty militants attacked in the wee hours of Monday, leaving the officers dead. According to the provincial police chief of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, four more people were hurt during the two-and-a-half-hour conflict, as reported by AFP. Who launched the attack and whether it has anything to do with Thursday’s election remain unknown. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in violence; on Wednesday, a National Assembly candidate was shot and killed in a different area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


However, the Pakistan Taliban, the Islamic State, and other militant organizations have a lengthy history of attacking civilians as well as government and security targets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The attacks began at roughly 03:00 local time on Monday (22:00 GMT on Sunday), according to area police commander Akhtar Hayat Gandapur. Sniper fire was used initially, then grenades. He said the extremists momentarily took over the police station and launched three separate attacks.


With the Election Commission of Pakistan classifying half of the nation’s 90,675 voting places as either “sensitive,” indicating a possibility of violence, or “most sensitive,” indicating a higher danger, the specter of bloodshed is already looming large over Pakistan’s voters on Thursday. Based on the history of election violence in the area and the security conditions, the categories have been made. However, given the recent spike in attacks and counterattacks, voters are also highly aware of this issue.

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