Gunfight in Pakistan kills four
Pakistan: Three militants and a policeman were killed in a pre-dawn
gunfight in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, police
More than 4,200 people have been killed across Pakistan in attacks
blamed on Taliban and other Islamist extremist networks, concentrated in
the northwest, since government troops stormed a radical mosque in
Islamabad in 2007.
Monday's clashes took place in the wealthy suburb of Hayatabad when a
group of five militants attacked a police patrol with small machine guns
and Kalashnikovs, police said.
"Three militants were killed during the exchange of fire. We also
lost one of our policemen," Shafiullah Khan, a senior police officer,
Two militants managed to flee the scene, Khan added.
Khan said that police recovered five grenades, two Kalashnikovs, two
small machine guns and explosives from the scene.
Mohammad Ijaz Khan, another senior police official, confirmed the
incident and casualties.
Peshawar, Monday, AFP