Two cops martyred as census teams targeted in Lakki Marwat, Tank

PESHAWAR: Two policemen were martyred and eight injured on Monday as census teams came under attack in two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts — Lakki Marwat and Tank.

According to the details, in Lakki Marwat, motorcyclists opened fire on the census team in the limits of Sadar Police Station, martyring an on-duty policeman, Constable Dil Jaan. The unidentified assailants escaped after firing.

On the other hand, the census team was also fired upon in the Kot Azam area of ​​Gomal in Tank. A policeman, Khan Nawab, was martyred and eight others were seriously injured. They were shifted to DHQ hospital for treatment.

In both areas, search operations are underway to apprehend the attacks, officials said — after the latest attack on law enforcers.

The seventh population and housing census of Pakistan commenced earlier this month, while the self-enumeration portal is currently operative. The process will end on April 1.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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