Pak: Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Islamabad shootout
In the first terrorist attack in Islamabad this year, a policeman was killed and two others were injured after two militants riding a motorcycle opened fire at a check post, officials said on Tuesday.
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a statement took responsibility for the attack.
A policeman was killed, while two others were wounded, the police statement said, adding that the two militants were also killed in the retaliatory fire.
"It is a signal that terrorist activities have started in Islamabad," he said.
The TTP has been involved in several attacks against the security forces and civilians. The group announced a month-long ceasefire following talks with the government. But the temporary ceasefire ended on Dec 9 after the two sides failed to make any headway.
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