Islamabad, 16 November 2022 (TDI): The Turkish Embassy in Islamabad condemned the terrorist attack in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Embassy expressed deep sorrow on the loss of lives of six police officers who embraced martyrdom.

The Embassy also sent condolences to the families of the martyrs. Moreover, the Embassy conveyed unity and support for the brotherly nation of Pakistan.

Terror Attack in Lakki Marwat

According to a municipal police spokesperson, the incident happened on Abbasa Road, Wanda Shahab Khel within the Dadiwala Police Station.

The officers were on a normal patrol close to a fair in the area. The two terrorists on a motorcycle opened fire on Chowki Abbasi’s police van which killed six officers.

Among the martyred officers are ASI Ilm Deen, Detective Foot Constable Ahmed Nawaz, Lower Head Constable Zubair, Frontier Reserve Police’s sepoy Usman Ali, Constable Mahmood Khan, and driver Dil Jan.

According to the district police spokesperson, a search operation has been started to find the terrorists.

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The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif condemned the attack and paid tribute to the martyrs. While condemning the attack, the Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah, sought a report from the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Moazzam Jah Ansari.

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan also condemned the attacks and ordered the provincial government to stand by the families of martyrs. He also instructed the relevant officials to submit a report regarding the incident.

Moreover, last Friday, another policeman was also martyred in Lakki Marwat after which police began a search operation.

In response, citizens in the different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have taken to the streets to call for a stop to terrorism. But officials have repeatedly claimed that situations are under control.