On Wednesday, at least four individuals, including three police personnel, lost their lives in a terrorist attack near Lachi Toll Plaza on the Kohat Indus Highway. Initial reports indicate that over 10 terrorists targeted the Lachi Toll Plaza and a security check post, resulting in the tragic deaths of four individuals, including three policemen.
In response to the attack, substantial police and Pakistan Army forces secured the entire area and initiated a search operation to apprehend the terrorists. The suspects are believed to be hiding in nearby mountainous terrain, and ongoing efforts are being made to capture them.
This incident follows a recent roadside bombing earlier in the week, where at least five police officers lost their lives while safeguarding polio vaccination workers in Bajaur district.
According to statistics from the Department of Interior and Tribal Affairs KP, areas most affected by terrorism include Peshawar, Khyber, Bajaur, and Tank. Dera Ismail Khan, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan are also identified as terror-affected regions.
Political figures, including PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, former president Asif Ali Zardari, Sherry Rehman, and National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, condemned the attack. They expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and emphasized the need for implementing the National Action Plan to eradicate terrorism.