(Gilgit 24/7) At least three policemen have been martyred in a terrorist attack on a police check post in Kargah Nullah in the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan. The incident took place early morning in Joot village located some 40 km from Gilgit airport. Two terrorists were also killed in retaliatory firing.
According to an initial report, about 8-10 terrorists opened fire on the police check post at around 3:00 AM on Saturday. As a result of exchanged firing between policemen and the terrorists, 3 policemen lost their lives while two terrorists were killed. 2 injured policemen were brought to District Headquarter Hospital Gilgit by locals.
There are no reports of captured or injured terrorists so far. Rescue teams and additional police teams were dispatched shortly after the incident.
Following police personnel has been identified.
Martyred: 1. Fazal Khan s/o Masoom Khan. 2. Wakil s/o Faqir. 3. Nawab Ur Rehman s/o Aziz U Rahman.
Injured: 1. Zeeshan s/o Rafiq 2. Zia ur Rehman
Faizullah Faraq, the spokesperson of Gilgit-Baltistan Government, told the media that no compromise will be made on the on-going targetted operation against terrorists in the Darel Tangir region of Diamer district. The operation was started days after terrorists torched a dozen girls schools in Chilas. He paid tribute to the brave policemen who stood firm and killed two terrorists.