BUNER, 13 October: A policeman died and another sustained injuries in firing by unidentified militants in Buner on Monday.

Station House Officer (SHO) Pir Baba Police Station Khalid Khan said two policemen were on routine patrol in Bacha Killi Bazaar in the evening when militants opened fire on them. Head Constable Gulzar Ahmed, hailing from Mardan, lost his life in the firing, while constable Awwal Zeb sustained injuries. The injured policeman was taken to Daggar Hospital for treatment.

The security forces and police launched a joint search operation in the area after the incident. A militant commander, Azmat was killed in exchange of firing with the security forces in Balu Khan area at 2:00am. The militant commander was wanted to the security forces in a number of cases.

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