PESHAWAR – Keeping in view the rising attacks on police check posts, security has been further tightened in and around the provincial metropolis by deploying more police personnel at imambargahs, mosques and other sensitive places.

After constant attacks by unidentified armed men, throwing hand grenades at police check posts and defusing bombs placed for sabotage acts, the city police took extraordinary measures by further enhancing security measures so as to avert any unpleasant incident on Muharram 9th and 10th.

On Thursday, a total of three policemen were killed, and three others sustained injuries in two separate incidents, as in the very first happening, dozens of armed men attacked on Speen Qabar police station and killed two police persons who were identified as Rehman Wali and Shamsur Rehman.

Police and miscreants exchanged fire for about one hour and police have claimed to injure several attackers, who later escaped from the scene.

In the second incident, unidentified men hurled had grenade on Pakha Hulam police check posy in the jurisdiction of Badhabher police station, resultantly a police constant Waheed Zaman died while his three others companions Mohammd Rafiq and Ahmad Khan got injuries.

After pointing out, the bomb disposal squad of Peshawar police also defused two bomb planted by miscreants adjacent to the newly constructed Arbab Sikandar Khan Khalil flyover. In light of increasing such happening, more police personnel were deputed in and around the city.

The number of Police, Frontier Constabulary (FC), reserve police, elite police and police commandos have been further increased by deploying them at imambargahs, mosques and sensitive places and installations in and around the provincial metropolis.

Besides more FC and police have been deputed on routs linking Peshawar with adjacent Khyber and Mohmand Agency so as to avoid entry of miscreants to the city.

Police have been directed not to allow entry of suspected people and vehicles into the provincial metropolis. Police in plain clothes have also been deployed at sensitive places, imambargahs and mosques.