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Three policemen shot dead in Gilgit Baltistan

GILGIT: At least three policemen were killed while two others were injured in an armed attack on a police check post near Kargah Nala area of Gilgit Baltistan region on Friday night, ARY News reported. 

Police said a suspected terrorist was also killed during the attack.

As per details, unidentified assailants opened fire at the police personnel manning the check post. As a result, three personnel were killed while two others sustained wounds.

A suspected attacker was also killed when the policemen returned fire.

The deceased and the injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Following the attack, a strong contingent of the police reached the site and cordoned it off to gather evidence.

An extensive search is underway to arrest the attackers.

A spokesperson of the Gilgit Baltistan regional government said preliminary investigation indicates that eight to ten terrorists attacked the check post.

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