[NEWS] Police vehicle attacked in Sakwar in Gilgit

File photo of a police vehicle. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

GILGIT: A policeman was killed and another injured as armed men ambushed their vehicle in Sakwar, Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday.

The police officials were going towards the police training centre when the incident occurred, said the Jutial police. Constables Bilal and Sher Bahadur were rushed to a government hospital where doctors operated upon them. Bahadur, however, could not survive.

“The condition of the other constable is out of danger,” said Bashir, who is part of the hospital’s administration.

Half an hour after the attack, a civilian was shot and injured by unidentified men in the same area.

Police said an FIR has been registered and investigations are underway.

Earlier this month, militants ambushed a vehicle in Chilas district, killing Superintendent Police Hilal Ahmed, Colonel Ghulam Mustafa and Captain Ashfaq Aziz. The men were investigating the massacre at Nanga Parbat’s base camp, which killed 10 tourists.

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