As per the latest reports, the Taliban militants have taken hostages by seizing a police station in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A police official from Pakistan told media that the fighters from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have freed the imprisoned wanted terrorists after sneaking into the Bannu cantonment in restive province.
Taking control of a section of that compound, they have held security personnel belonging to the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) hostage.
During the interrogation after arrest, the Bannu police spokesperson Muhammad Naseeb told, “it’s not clear ug the terrorists attacked from outside, or if they snatched the ammunition from staff inside”.
Police has informed that there is a hostage situation at CTD installation. Soldiers from the Pakistani Army were immediately deployed surrounding the compound as a security.
However, Mohammad Ali Saif, special assistant to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said the situation was under control.
The Taliban militants released a video in which they said that 9 police personnel were restrained and demanded a safe passage to Afghanistan through air for releasing the hostages.
On Sunday morning, the militants had attacked a police station in Lakki Marwat which borders the South Wasiristan tribal district that left 4 policemen dead and many injured. The CTD incident came hours after this.
In November, the TTP had called off a ceasefire which they agreed with the government of Pakistan and ordered the militants to conduct terror attacks all around the country.