LOWER DIR, 29 August: Two policemen and  brother of District Councilor and Jamat-e-Ismali (JI) leader Shaad Nawaz Khan were killed when militants attacked their convoy here in Rabaat Bazaar of Lower Dir on Monday.

Local police said that Shaad Nawaz Khan accompanied by his brother Suhail Khan was heading home after inaugurating a development project when two gunmen opened fire on their vehicle. Suhail Khan was killed on the spot while Shaad Nawaz Khan remained unhurt in the attack, said the police.

Subsequently, the gunmen were surrounded by police which led to exchange of fire. As a result of which two policemen namely constable Fazal Wahab and constable Muhammad Zubair were killed while one of attackers was injured, said the police.

They added that  the injured gunman jumped into the nearby Panjkori River. However, he was soon recovered by Police from the river and put him in the lock-up.
Following the attack, police and security forces have started search operation to arrest the fleeing attackers.