According to media reports, Taliban terrorists grabbed hostages at a police station in Pakistan’s northern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday.
According to a Pakistani police official, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members infiltrated the Bannu cantonment in the restive region and liberated imprisoned terrorists.
They then took possession of a section of the compound, holding Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) security employees hostage.
“It’s not clear if the terrorists attacked from outside, or if they snatched the ammunition from staff inside” when being interrogated following their capture, according to Bannu police spokesman Muhammad Naseeb.
According to police, there is a hostage situation at the CTD installation. The Pakistan Army promptly sent troops, and the compound was surrounded by security forces.
Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, special assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on information, stated the situation is under control.
In a video posted from within the CTD facility, Taliban terrorists stated that nine police officers were kidnapped and sought safe passage to Afghanistan by air in order to free the captives.
According to a PTI report, the event occurred hours after terrorists stormed a police station in Lakki Marwat, which borders the South Waziristan tribal territory, early Sunday morning, killing four police officers and injuring many more.
Last month, the TTP violated a ceasefire agreement reached with the Pakistani government in June, ordering its militants to carry out terrorist assaults across the country.