Islamabad (Pakistan): As many as 2 policemen were killed after Talibani terrorists took over a counter-terrorism centre in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Bannu district in Pakistan on Sunday. The terrorists also took some people as hostages.
The incident took place when a prisoner at Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station was being interrogated at the cantonment. The prisoner snatched an AK-47 from the police official and opened fire.
After which, the prisoner freed other terrorists in the building, taking control of the compound altogether. The prisoners then, took hostages of several policemen, stated a report of the news agency PTI.
A military operation has been launched while the situation is still tense in Pakistan.
Taliban Terrorists Demand Helicopter
In their demand to the Pakistan government, the Taliban terrorists have asked for a helicopter so they can return to their country.
In the view of panic situation in the Bannu cantonment, the administration has suspended internet services. The military operation is running since past 17 hours.
Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Claims Responsibility For Attack
Meanwhile, the Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed that there are several members of the outfit who made the attack on Pakistani troop.
Pakistan has been facing an insurgency led by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. The TTP is affiliated with Afghanistan’s Taliban, which has been attempting to mediate discussions between the Pakistani government and the TTP.
The group, which is thought to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, has been implicated for multiple deadly attacks across Pakistan, including an attack on army headquarters in 2009, assaults on military bases, and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.