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Four Policemen Killed In Northwestern Pakistan As They Escort Official To Flood-Stricken Area

Four policemen have been killed and two injured in northwestern Pakistan after they were fired upon as they escorted a local official on his way to visit flood-stricken areas.

Pakistani police confirmed on September 10 the killings of the four officers in the restive Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province after the incident was reported by state and local media.

Local independent journalist Saud Mehsud, speaking to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, said the officer were fired upon as they were escorting a convoy carrying local district head Saddam Hussain Khan Bitni on his way to visit areas affected by the devastating floods in the country.

Flooding in Pakistan has killed at least 1,391 people and affected 33 million more.

Police said that the assailants escaped, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In August, two policemen were killed in Tank district when they were providing security for a medical team administering polio vaccines.

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