Five Labourers Killed in Attack at Police Station Construction Site in Lower South Waziristan
WANA: Unidentified militants shot and killed at least five labourers who were working on the construction site of a police station in the Lower South Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the police said on Friday.
The tragic incident took place in a rural area of Wana, the headquarters of the Lower South Waziristan Tribal District on Thursday night.
The militants shot them at point-blank range while they were sleeping in their tents. In the fatal attack, one of the workers suffered injuries when unknown attackers opened fire at the under-construction police station, said local authorities.
The police stated that the dead and the injured worker had been shifted to a Wana district hospital.
District Police Officer (DPO) Farmanullah stated that all details would be disclosed after the completion of the investigation into the incident. He further said that information on the firing incident cannot be released at this time. The reports say that all the labourers belonged to Shakai Tehsil of the district.
On October 31, four labourers and a police officer were attacked by unknown attackers at a police station in the Nasirabad region of Turbat, Balochistan. The event was classified by the authorities as a terror incident.