Darel: Unidentified people attacked Dodishal Police Station, looted weapons

Darel Valley is one of the three Tehsils of Diamer District
Darel Valley is one of the three Tehsils of Diamer District. Source: DPAP website

Gilgit, July 4: Unidentified people, reportedly disguised in the uniforms of armed forces, have attacked the Dodishal Police Station in the remote Darel Valley of Diamer District, thrashed the police officials and looted their weapons and other belongings, including uniforms and communication gadgets.

According to details from multiple sources, at around 2 O’clock in the morning a group of unidentified people attacked the Dodishal Police Station in the Darel Tehsil of Diamer district. The attackers, reportedly, beat up the policemen and tied them with ropes, before looting all the weapons present in the police station. A senior journalist, Nisar Abbas, quoting his sources, has reported the number of attackers at 30 to 40 people.

It is pertinent to note that in April 2013 a senior police officer, DSP Attaullah, was killed by terrorists in Darel Valley along with other police officials. A couple of months later, an Army Colonel, a Captain and the SP of Diamer were killed in a brazen attack in Chilas city, the region’s district headquarters.

On June 22 2013, militants tied up and shot 10 foreigners and one Pakistani at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, serving a mighty blow to the region’s tourism industry.

The government has already beefed up security in the region in the wake of the military offensive in North Waziristan. Vehicles ar enot allowed to cross the Babusar Pass at night and patrolling on the KKH has also been increased in view of terror threats.

Fears are being expressed that the looted weapons and uniforms might be used in a terrorist attack in the future.

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