Day by day TTP is becoming a canker for Pakistan, after Peshawar’s mosque, now a fierce attack on the police station
According to the report of Pakistan newspaper Dawn, the police claimed late night that the attack has been foiled. The terrorist organization had so far targeted police stations and check posts in areas bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan.
Pakistan, which is struggling with economic crisis, is also facing the brunt of terrorism these days. The terrorism which he nurtured for years is now becoming a noose around his neck. More than 100 people have died so far in the Peshawar deadly suicide bombing. At the same time, after this terrorist incident, a police station in Mianwali was attacked by a group of heavily armed terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on the night of 31 January. According to the report of Pakistan newspaper Dawn, the police claimed late night that the attack has been foiled. The terrorist organization had so far targeted police stations and check posts in areas bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan. For the first time after the resurgence of militancy in the country, our eyes are set on a police station in Punjab.
Punjab Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar confirmed to Dawn that armed assailants belonging to banned militant outfit TTP claimed responsibility for the attack on the police station. He said that apart from Lahore Police and Punjab CTD, police teams from three areas Mianwali, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sargodha reached Mianwali for a major operation against TTP. According to social media reports, the attack began at around 9 pm, when terrorists opened heavy fire at the Makarwal police station with automatic weapons. This resulted in heavy firing as the police retaliated, which lasted for two hours.
However, there have been no reports of any injuries to the police personnel during the attack. A senior Mianwali police officer said the personnel deployed at the police station reacted swiftly to avert the attack. Makarwal in Isakhel tehsil, a mostly hilly area, is known for coal mines, the official said.
Punjab Police foiled terrorist attack on Police Station Makdar in Mianwali
The assailant terrorists were forced to flee after being retaliated by the retaliatory firing of the police personnel.
DPO Mianwali Mohammad Naveed along with more personnel are present at the spot, the morale of the soldiers is high. pic.twitter.com/RosJQSBJEh
— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) January 31, 2023