An anti-terror police officer was killed and his son injured on Saturday in a terrorist attack claimed by Taliban in this northwestern Pakistani city, officials said. Riazul Islam, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Counter Terrorism Department was going to a mosque along with his son when the militants struck at Charsadda road Peshawar, Express Tribune reported.
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Islam was killed and his son injured in the indiscriminate firing by the gunmen. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.
Senior Superintendent of Police Sajjad Khan said Islam was killed in a terrorist attack, the newspaper reported. Police cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
Last month, an Assistant Sub Inspector was killed while two other policemen were injured in a brazen attack on a city patrol unit.