Six Pakistani officers killed at checkpoint
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||15 October 2012|
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October 15, 2012
By RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
Pakistani police officials said militants attacked a checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan overnight, killing at least six police officers and wounding several others.
Two of the police officers, including a rural police superintendent, were beheaded.
Police said more than 100 Taliban militants raided the post in the town of Mattani, south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on October 14.
The rebels were armed with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and assault rifles.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.
It was not immediately clear how many troops were manning the post when it was attacked.
Police said the militants also suffered losses when security forces retaliated.
With reporting by AP and dpa