Three policemen were martyred while two terrorists were killed in an attack on a check post in Kargah Nullah area of Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday.
According to sources, a group of five terrorists attacked a police check post in the Kargah area. As a result, three policemen embraced martyrdom; however in retaliatory firing one terrorist was also killed, while his accomplices fled the scene. Police said that the terrorist was involved in recent attacks on schools in Diamer.
Soon after the incident, Police called the addition contingent and started a search operation in the area.
The bodies and injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital Gilgit for autopsies and treatment, respectively.
GB government spokesperson Faizullah Faraq paid tribute to the martyred personnel and said that security has been put on high alert across the province.