Three police personnel were killed when terrorists attacked a police check post in Kargah area of Gilgit in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to sources, a group of five terrorist attacked a police check post in Kargah area. As a result, the three policemen embraced martyrdom. However in retaliatory firing, one terrorist was also killed, while his accomplices fled the scene.

Police said that the terrorist was involved in recent attacks on schools in Diamer. Soon after the incident, Police called the addition contingent and started a search operation in the area.

The bodies and injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital Gilgit for autopsies and treatment, respectively.

Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari has strongly condemned the attack on a police check post. In a statement, he expressed profound grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of police personnel.