Taliban suicide bombers equipped with rifles and grenades assaulted a large police station in North-west Pakistan early this Friday. Four police officers were killed in the attack. The assault meant to avenge the death of their commander in a U.S. drone attack.
According to Imtiaz Altaf, the City police chief, three Taliban warriors attacked the main gate and entered the compound, but when the police opened their fire the militants blew themselves up.
“They wanted to occupy this police station, but they failed,” he told reporters.
A police officer Sattar Khan said that four policemen were killed and six wounded in the assault.
There were more than 370 policemen at the station at the time of the attack, said provincial Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain. The number of policemen was so high because authorities send graduates from the police training academy to the station for 18 months before their confirm posting and stationing.
Although army has claimed success in its fight against the militants but the attack on the police station still shows Taliban in power in north-west Tribal areas of Pakistan.