Just days before the upcoming general elections in Pakistan, at least ten police officers were killed, and six others injured in an armed attack on a police station in the northwestern region of the country on Monday.
The violence has escalated in the lead-up to the elections.
The attack occurred at around 3 AM local time on Monday in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Gunmen, armed with sniper rifles, stormed the police station and entered the building. Malik Anis Hassan, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Dera Ismail Khan, reported, "After entering the building, the terrorists used hand grenades, causing more casualties among the police."
As of now, it remains unclear who is responsible for the attack or if it is linked to the upcoming elections.
Pakistan has witnessed an increase in militant attacks, particularly targeting security personnel, since 2022 when a ceasefire agreement between the Pakistani Taliban and the government collapsed.