2 Pakistani Cops Killed in Census Team Attacks


Two policemen have been killed in separate attacks in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as the country carries out its seventh census. In one incident, a group of attackers ambushed a police vehicle carrying nine men, killing one constable and injuring four others. The attackers were pursued and a “terrorist commander” was killed. In the second attack, two hooded men on a bicycle opened fire on a census team, killing one official. No group has claimed responsibility for either attack. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, has recently increased attacks on security forces.