Security forces kill six suicide bombers in Bannu

At least six suicide bombers were killed and two policemen were injured on Thursday when militants attacked a police station located at the outskirts of Bannu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to officials, militants fired rockets and hurled hand grenades at the police station, 12 kilometers from the Bannu town. Police claimed that the attackers were suicide bombers who were killed in the shootout.

Per details, the attack was launched at about 5:30 a.m. when heavily armed suicide bombers attacked Miriyan police station in Bannu. The militants wanted to incur a huge loss of life of police officials by entering inside the police station but the alert cops resisted their attack by heavy retaliatory gun fire.

District Police Officer Nisar Tanoli said that the attack on Maryan Police station was successfully countered and six militants were killed. He said that five suicide bombers were killed by the security forces during the shootout whereas the sixth blew himself up when he was holed up inside the police station.

Heavy contingent of police and army reached the spot and cordoned off the area soon after the shootout. The outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the act.

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