ORAKZAI AGENCY - Some unknown miscreants on Thursday attacked a police mobile van in district Hangu and killed three police personnel.

Police and security forces in a joint search arrested at least 13 suspected persons. 

As per details, a police party was on a routine visit at Parachinar-Hangu Road in Orangu area, when some armed persons started indiscriminate firing upon a police van from two sides and targeted the three personnel in the vehicle.

The police persons killed on the spot included Hawaldar Mazhar Shah, constable Tahir and constable Jehanzeb.

On receiving information, a huge contingent of police personnel reached the spot and blocked main Parachinar Road for all kinds of traffic. Police later on shifted the bodies to District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Hangu.

Police and security forces personnel launched a search in the surrounding areas and arrested 13 suspected persons and shifted them to undisclosed place for further investigations.

DIG Kohat Region Imtiaz Shah visited the spot soon after the incident. While talking to media at District Police Office, he said that sacrifices of police and security forces personnel played a vital role in establishing peace in the region.  The locals regretted that security situation of the City was bad and police has to be blamed for the situation.