Gunmen kill 4 police officers in NW Pakistan
Police van targeted during terror attack in Dera Ismail Khan
By Islamuddin Sajid
At least four police officers were killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in a terrorist attack in northwestern Pakistan, an official said.
"Terrorists opened fired at a police van during routine patrol in Mahra area of Dera Ismail Khan," Waqar Khan, a local police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, told Anadolu Agency on the phone.
Confirming the death toll, he said, a local station house officer was in critical condition.
The injured have been shifted to a hospital.
Meanwhile, a search operation in the area has been underway.
Dera Ismail Khan, a northwestern district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has witnessed dozens of terrorist attacks in the last few years.