Five cops injured as polio team attacked in DIK

Tariq Saeed

After a relative pause a polio team was attacked in Dera Ismail Khan where shootout between the security personnel guarding the vaccinators and the attackers left at least five policemen seriously injured. A terrorist was also wounded in retaliatory fire.

“Five police personnel deployed on security of polio workers in Dera Ismail Khan got injured after terrorists opened fire on them,” security officials said adding the incident took place on Thursday afternoon when unidentified assailants attacked a polio team.” Our Jawaans acted swiftly and frustrated the terrorists’ intentions to harm the Polio vaccinators,” officials said

Heavy contingents of FC and police rushed to the site of the attack and shifted the injured men in uniform to a hospital. The security forces are also reported to have kicked of search and net operation in the area to net the culprits.