In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, a police officer was killed in a terrorist strike.

Pakistani policeman killed in terrorist attack in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province . Attack occurred in Bannu district, the first assault on security forces in Bannu district, police officials say .

On Thursday, a Pakistani policeman was killed in a terrorist attack in the Bannu district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Dawn reported.The attack occurred in the Bannu district, the first assault on security forces in Bannu, according to police officials.The check-post was located close to the Mandan police station, and a gun battle lasted for some time.According to Dawn, this was the second attack on law enforcement officers in the last 48 hours after a Pakistani soldier was killed and beheaded in Janikhel town in the southern Bannu district on Monday night by a group of armed gunmen.

The attack took place in Janikhel, Bannu district, and occurred shortly after.According to police sources, the assailants shot and killed the soldiers head on, while their son, who was 18 years old, then took them home.According to locals, the attackers hung the victims head from a tree in the Bachki market area, where it was discovered by tribesmen early in the morning and reported to the police.The bodies were reportedly shifted to the district headquarters hospital in Bannu city for medico-legal procedures.

In the last several months, Pakistani police have increased surveillance at all check-posts, in addition to target killings by the armed militants.

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