The Punjab police thwarted a terrorist attempt by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on a police station in Mianwali on Tuesday night, just one day after the horrific attack on a mosque in Police Lines, Peshawar, which resulted in the deaths of over 100 people.
Area Police Officer (DPO) Mianwali claimed in a statement that the Makerwal police station in the Isakhel district was attacked by 20 to 25 strongly armed rebels.
The DPO claimed that after exchanging heavy gunfire, the terrorists were forced to flee. The official stated that “a few terrorists also were also injured in the retaliatory firing by the police.”
Dr. Usman Anwar, the Inspector General Police (IGP) of Punjab, has appointed a four-person committee to look into the terrorist incident. The four-person team consists of the Additional IG Training, DIG IT, and representatives from Special Branch and Operations.
To coordinate actions against terrorists, the committee and Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sargodha will cooperate. He also instructed the search to start in the areas close to Makerwal Police Station.