LAHORE/PESHAWAR – At the very least 4 policemen together with an officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent have been martyred and several other others wounded as terrorists attacked two police stations within the Punjab and Khyber Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, officers stated Saturday. In an announcement issued on Saturday, the terrorist group, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed each the gun and bomb assaults. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the terrorist assault on the policemen. He expressed grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of a Deputy Superintendent of police and two police personnel within the assault in KP. He stated the sacrifices of police and regulation enforcement companies have been unforgettable. In keeping with police sources, a police put up got here below assault in Punjab’s Taunsa district late Friday evening. A policeman was martyred and one other one was critically injured within the assault. Reportedly, there have been round 9 terrorists who attacked the police celebration. In Peshawar, militants shot lifeless three law enforcement officials on the outskirts of the town, authorities stated, the newest violence within the restive northwestern area bordering Afghanistan. A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) together with two of his gunmen was focused by sniper hearth as they rushed to counter the assault on a police station in Sarband, Peshawar, police stated. A search operation was underway within the space until late Sunday. The sarband police station within the provincial capital was attacked by militants. Police stated heavy firing and explosions have been reported from the neighborhood as reinforcements have been referred to as. Senior superintendent of operations Kashif Aftab Abbasi informed reporters that the three officers martyred as they chased militants who had earlier attacked a police station with hand grenades, sniper weapons and automated weapons in Sarband, close to Peshawar. Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan stated the central authorities was deeply involved about deteriorating regulation and order within the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the place Peshawar is situated. He criticised native authorities for failing to study from earlier assaults, together with a militant takeover and hostage scenario at a counter-terror division in Bannu district. “Terrorists are attacking police stations, policemen and officers are being targeted,” stated Khan. “It seems that the provincial government has not learned any lesson even from Bannu CTD headquarters,” he stated, referring to the counter-terror division that was seized by militants. He stated the native chief minister’s precedence was politics not peace and, with even native police not protected from assaults, he requested what would occur to the security of strange individuals. Punjab IGP orders crackdown in opposition to terrorists Punjab Police Inspector Common Aamir Zulfiqar Khan Friday directed to speed up large crackdown below zero tolerance in opposition to terrorists and criminals concerned in assaults on police groups. He issued these directions on Saturday, whereas presiding over a high-level assembly on the RPO workplace DG Khan. IG Punjab was knowledgeable in regards to the preliminary investigation of the terrorist assault on the police put up in Taunsa Sharif. IG Punjab emphasised upon taking terrorists in addition to their facilitators to their final finish. He directed to extend the variety of personnel at police test posts in border space and skilled snipers also needs to be deputed together with fashionable assets. IG Punjab ordered DIG Admin and Institution South Punjab Muhammad Saleem to ship detailed inquiry report of Taunsa Sharif incident to CPO inside 24 hours. He stated that there ought to be no delay in taking motion in opposition to these accountable for negligence whereas conducting an inquiry from all elements of the incident. IG Punjab directed that the Extra IG South Punjab ought to personally monitor the police operations in delicate areas together with Kacha space and reviews of search and brushing operations ought to be despatched to the Central Police Workplace each day. IG Punjab stated that with a view to additional strengthen the rule of regulation in Kacha space, full-fledged operations ought to be performed in opposition to organised felony gangs. Police groups ought to improve patrolling in delicate areas whereas supervisory officers ought to monitor the operations themselves. Aamir Zulfiqar Khan directed that extra assets, fashionable weapons and extra personnel will likely be offered to the police groups for the operation in opposition to the anti-social parts. IG Punjab stated that coordination and knowledge sharing with Sindh and Balochistan police ought to be improved to finish motion of criminals. Extra IGs South Punjab, Particular Department, CTD, RPO DG Khan, DIG Operations Punjab, DPO DG Khan and different officers participated within the assembly. Earlier, IG Punjab attended the funeral prayer of Shaheed Head Constable Mazhar Iqbal at Police Strains DG Khan. IG Punjab laid flowers on the lifeless physique of the martyr and recited Fateha for increased ranks of martyr. The IG Punjab paid tribute to everlasting sacrifice of the martyr and stated that the officers and officers of the division who embraced martyrdom have been actual gems of division and heroes of the nation. The IG Punjab vowed to make sure provision of greatest welfare to households of martyrs. He met the heirs of the martyr and stated that terrorist parts can’t demoralize us with such actions. The blood of the martyred son of Punjab Police wouldn’t go in useless. He stated that we might not hesitate to make any sacrifice to guard life and property of individuals. Numerous residents together with law enforcement officials and officers, media representatives, attorneys, political and social personalities participated within the funeral prayer. After the funeral prayer, the physique of the martyr was despatched to his native village the place he will likely be buried with full official honors. Moreover, IG Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan visited Nishtar Hospital Multan and in addition met police official Mohammad Ramzan who was injured within the assault on Taunsa Sharif police put up. He inquired from the medical doctors in regards to the well being of the injured official Muhammad Ramzan. IG Punjab whereas directing the availability of greatest medical amenities for the speedy restoration of the injured officer, stated that the injured personnel Muhammad Ramzan ought to be supplied with one of the best care and all attainable help. Extra IGs Particular Department, CTD, DIG Operations Punjab and different officers together with CPO Multan have been additionally current on this event.