3 policemen martyred as militants attack checkpost in Gilgit-Baltistan

At least three policemen were martyred and two others sustained injuries when identified gunmen open fire on a police checkpost in Kargah Nala area of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) early on Saturday, police said.

Five or six militants attacked the checkpost in Joot area of Kargah Nala, some 40 kilometres from Gilgit, at around 5am, superintendent of police (SP) Gilgit Tanvirul Hassan told DawnNewsTV.

Twelve police personnel were present at the checkpost at the time of the attack.

One of the assailants was killed, and another injured in retaliatory fire by the police, said SP Hassan. The rest of the assailants fled the scene after dropping their weapons.

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