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Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, 2nd left, pays tribute to a constabulary officer, who was killed successful an overnight attack, astatine a ceremonial prayer, successful Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. The Pakistani Taliban targeted constabulary successful aggregate attacks successful Islamabad and elsewhere successful the country's northwest. Three policemen and 3 assailants were killed successful the shootouts, constabulary and a militant spokesperson said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani Taliban targeted constabulary successful aggregate attacks overnight successful the capital, Islamabad, and the country's restive northwest. Three policemen and 3 assailants were killed successful the shootouts, constabulary and a militant spokesperson said Tuesday.
The archetypal onslaught took spot successful Islamabad precocious Monday, raising fears that insurgents person a beingness successful 1 of the country’s safest cities. An serviceman and 2 assailants were killed successful that attack.
Later, 2 policemen were killed successful attacks successful the districts of Dir and North Waziristan successful Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan, authorities said.
Mohammad Khurasani, spokesperson for the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan arsenic the Pakistani Taliban are known, posted the group's assertion of work connected Twitter. He said 1 of the fighters died successful the onslaught successful northwestern Bajur district.
Pakistan's interior minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, attended the ceremonial Tuesday of the constabulary serviceman killed successful Islamabad. Ahmed said some of the slain militants progressive successful the onslaught person been identified.
Although militants often people information forces successful Pakistan, the country's superior has mostly been peaceful successful caller years. The Pakistani Taliban, who person been emboldened since the Afghan Taliban seized powerfulness crossed the borderline successful Afghanistan, warned Tuesday they could transportation retired much attacks connected Pakistani information forces successful the adjacent future.
Later, a subject connection said Pakistani information forces successful an cognition Tuesday successful the northwestern territory of North Waziristan killed 2 militants. It said the slain militants were progressive successful past attacks connected information forces, kidnappings for ransom and targeted killings.
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