MARDAN, 6 November: Unknown armed persons shot dead two police personnel here Monday in Sher Garh area of Mardan district, the police said.

They said that unknown armed persons stopped at a checkpoint in Sher Garh and opened firing on two on duty cops. They said that one head constable identified as Farhad Ali was died on the spot while constable Nawaz has succumbed to injuries on way to hospital.

The killers fled the scene after committing the crime while the police have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation for arrest of the criminals.