At least one policeman was killed and another 14 injured when some 200 militants launched a sudden attack on a checkpost near Peshawar in northwest Pakistan during the wee hours of Monday morning, Xinhua reported.
According to the local media reports, the attack took place at a checkpost in the area of Achni, a small town near Peshawar, the largest city in northwest Pakistan, which is frequently attacked by the militants hiding in its neighboring tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
The latest news coming in said the reinforcement troops dispatched to the checkpost have not brought the situation under control, and as the fierce fight is still underway more casualties are feared.
The casualties on the side of the militants are not yet known.
No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.
In another development, two blasts and firing were just reported in another tribal area of Lakki Marwat in northwest Pakistan. It is not known whether the two attacks are related to each other or not.