Terrorist attack on Dera Ismail Khan check post kills two locals

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Dera Ismail Khan: A terrorist attack struck a security check post in Dera Ismail Khan in the wee hours on Saturday, gunning down two passers-by.

According to details, the police personnel stationed at the post retaliated to the overnight gun-attack, prompting the attackers to flee.

Sources said no security men were hurt during the attack.

The security check post is located in tehsil Daraband Kalan, 60 kilometres from Dera Ismail Khan.  Daraban Kalan is a congested area and a junction that links Khyber Pakhtunkwa with Punjab, South Waziristan and Balochistan.

Bodies and injured have been shifted to nearby DI Khan hospital, according to the police sources, the deceased has been identified as the employees of a restaurant and petrol station.

The security forces cordoned off the area and a search operation has been launched to track the attackers.