BANNU : A policeman was killed on Thursday in a hand grenade attack on a police check post. According to details, militants hurled hand grenades and used heavy weapons during early morning on a police check-post in Mamishkhel area of Bannu. A policeman, identified as Mumtaz Alam, was killed in the attack. It has been learnt that more than a dozen policemen were on duty at the check post when militants attacked it. The terrorists later fled the scene after retaliation by police and security forces.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.