SWABI: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Allama Iqbal was martyred while two constables sustained injuries during an alleged encounter on Wednesday.
The police team raided a house in Kalu Khan village of Razzar tehsil on a tip-off. The suspects, however, allegedly started firing as the police team arrived on the spot. Consequently, DSP Allam Iqbal embraced martyrdom and two others were critically injured.
A suspected militant, identified as Naseer, was also killed in the police action while two others were reportedly injured and managed to escape. Soon after the incident, police started a manhunt in the area for the escaped suspects.
“The search operation in the area is underway to arrest the other accused,” the police added.