Pakistani policemen killed in ambush

At least seven policemen were killed early Saturday in an ambush attack by militants on a checkpoint in the eastern Pakistani province of Punjab, Xinhua reported.

Armed militants opened fire on the policemen standing on the checkpoint following an explosion there, in which the checkpoint collapsed with a loud blast, according to the private Geo TV.

Rescue efforts are underway but police officer Jamat Ali Bukhari said that he feared all deployed police officials had died.

On Friday, Pakistani security forces killed 52 Taliban when they targeted hideouts in Chapri and Feroz Khel areas along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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