Gunmen assault northwest Pakistan police station
Friday, January 13, 2012
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Police say gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan, sparking a firefight that has left at least three officers injured.
Police official in Dera Ismail Khan district Mohammad Nawaz says that the fighting at the police chief's office in the northwestern region was still continuing about two hours after it began midday on Saturday.
He says that eight or 10 attackers wearing police uniforms besieged the station, and two suicide bombers detonated their explosives during the battle.
The district sits at the edge of the South Waziristan tribal region, which served as Pakistani Taliban headquarters before the Pakistani army launched an offensive in late 2009.