- Web Desk
Attack claims four lives at Lachi Toll Plaza in Kohat
- Web Desk
- Jan 10, 2024
KOHAT: Four individuals, including three police personnel, lost their lives in an attack near Lachi Toll Plaza on the Kohat Indus Highway early Wednesday morning.
Unidentified assailants targeted the toll plaza and a security check post, resulting in the casualties.
Upon receiving reports, substantial forces from the police and Pakistan Army swiftly arrived at the scene.
The entire area was cordoned off as security personnel initiated a thorough search operation to apprehend the perpetrators believed to be hiding in the nearby mountainous region.
The recent Kohat attack follows closely on the heels of an incident two days prior, where an army soldier laid down his life in an encounter with terrorists in North Waziristan.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the check post in Kohat.
The TTP also claimed responsibility for the attack on a police bus in Bajaur on Tuesday.
According to police, a police check post and toll plaza near Lachi Toll Plaza on Kohat-Indus Highway were attacked. In both attacks
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that security forces successfully engaged the terrorists, apprehending one in an injured state. Havildar Muhammad Zahir, 41, valiantly sacrificed his life during the intense exchange of fire.
The ISPR reported ongoing efforts to sanitize the area and eliminate any remaining terrorists. The statement emphasized the unwavering determination of Pakistan’s Security Forces to eradicate the menace of terrorism, underscoring the significance of the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers.
Data from the Department of Interior and Tribal Affairs KP revealed that areas most affected by terrorism include Peshawar, Khyber, Bajaur, and Tank.
Furthermore, Dera Ismail Khan, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan are identified as terror-affected regions. Last year witnessed a total of 1,050 terrorism incidents in KP, with 419 in the arranged districts and 631 in the merged districts, according to documents from the Home and Tribal areas.