Islamabad, May 18: Two policemen were killed and several others wounded in a militant attack on a security checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan.
Up to 100 militants reportedly stormed the check post near the Khyber tribal area, which is a stronghold for Taliban fighters, the BBC reports.
Pakistani security forces killed at least a dozen insurgents in their retaliation to the attack, according to officials.
Militants have staged a number of attacks in Pakistan since Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was killed was killed on May 2 in a top-secret US unilateral military operation involving a small team of American Special Forces in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city.
Last Friday, 80 people were killed in a double suicide bombing on a Frontier Constabulary training centre near Peshawar.
The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack – this year’s deadliest on the security forces – to avenge bin Laden’s death, and warned of bigger attacks in future. (ANI)