DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A policeman was martyred and another sustained injuries in firing by unknown militants in Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday night.

The two policemen Zafar Ali and Zulfiqar Shah were on a routine patrol when they were attacked at around 8:30pm near Lal Shah Imambargah.

Zafar Ali died on the spot, while Zulfiqar Shah sustained injuries. He was taken to District Headquarters Hospital in critical condition.

Media reports said militants escaped after the attack taking advantage of darkness as there was power outage when the attack took place.

Several policemen have been killed in the recent spate of target killings in DI Khan. People of the area have expressed concern over law and order issue ahead of the general elections.