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7 killed including 5 policemen in armed clash in Pakistan: local media

Published on : 28 July, 2020 5:16 pm

An armed clash between police and fugitives early Tuesday in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan region in north Pakistan left at least seven people dead, including five policemen and two civilians, local media reported.

According to the reports, a group of fugitives opened fire at the police personnel of the Counter Terrorism Department in the wee hours on Tuesday morning when the police were conducting a search operation in Ronai area in Chilas region of Diamer district.

Police and security forces rushed to the site and shifted the bodies to a hospital. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, but have not found the assailants who ran away after the attack.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the incident yet. —

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