Islamabad: Six civilians were killed and several others injured in a double attack in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan district on Sunday morning. According to the news agency Xinhua, in the first attack, unidentified militants opened fire on a police checkpoint, killing two policemen and injuring several others.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Iftikhar Shah said that the second attack took place at a hospital where policemen were recruiting their injured colleagues. He said a female fidayeen attacker blew himself up near policemen at the man gate of a hospital, in which four policemen were injured and several others were injured. However, no militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dera Ismail Khan is the main district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan's northwest, which used to be a fort of terrorism. But terrorism has come down after years of military operations in the tribal region to wipe out the terrorists. It is believed that the backbone of the terrorists is broken, but they still have some is to carry out sporadic attacks on civilians and security forces.