Two cops martyred, security guard injured in Mingora shooting

MINGORA:Two policemen were martyred and a security guard suffered injuries after unknown motorcyclists opened fire at the vegetable market in Mingora on Thursday, police said.

The suspects fled the scene after shooting. The indiscriminate firing triggered panic among the locals. Emergency responders and police rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies and the injured citizen to a hospital.

A search operation was launched in the area to track down and arrest the suspects. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police shared the incident’s details in a tweet.

According to the KP Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), the policemen were on routine duty near the Sabzi Mandi area in Mingora when a few unidentified assailants opened fire at them.

Both policemen Umra Khan and Ashraf Ali embraced martyrdom on the spot while a security guard of a bank was injured, Fayaz added.