On November 7, two Pakistani police officers were killed and three others were injured in an attack on an oil and gas company in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to local media outlet Geo News.
The attack took place in the Drazanda tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan, and one of the injured police officers is in critical condition. Police personnel were deployed to the oil company to protect it from further attacks.
Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari condemned the attack and called for strict action. This was the fifth terrorist attack in Dera Ismail Khan in five days.
On 5 Nov (Sunday), a police constable was injured in an attack on the Gul Imam Police Station in the Tank area of the district. The attackers fled the scene after the police repelled the attack.
On the same day, another policeman was injured in a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in the Roori area of Dera Ismail Khan’s Kulachi tehsil. The attackers used small and heavy weapons during the attack, and managed to escape.
On Friday, at least six people were killed and more than 30 others, including two policemen, were injured in a blast targeting a police van in the Tank Adda area of Dera Ismail Khan. The vehicle was heading from Ijaz Shaheed Police Lines to Kulachi tehsil when it was attacked with a remote-controlled blast. An officer was also killed in another blast near a police and Pak Army convoy in the Takwara area of Kulachi on Friday.
This is a developing situation, and it remains to be determined who has attacked the Pakistan Army.