3 More Policeman Killed In Clashes As TLP Rioters Use Kalashnikovs, AK 47 Against Cops

3 More Policeman Killed In Clashes As TLP Rioters Use Kalashnikovs, AK 47 Against Cops
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that three policemen were killed and many injured in clashes with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) near Sadhoke, Gujranwala on Wednesday. The interior minister said that the TLP workers used Kalashnikovs against the policemen.

One of the slain policemen was identified as M. Akbar who served as an Assistant Sub Inspector Kasur.

Meanwhile, over 30 cops wounded by the TLP rioters were taken to the Muridke Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital, while 35 of them were shifted to the Sheikhupura District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.A Punjab police spokesperson told Reuters that TLP rioters used SMG, AK 47 and pistols against the cops due to which several personnel embraced martyrdom.

The TLP has claimed that several of its workers have been injured in the clashes.

On Friday, three policemen were killed while several others injured in Lahore in clashes with rioters belonging to the TLP. Two policemen, identified as Ayub and Khalid, were crushed to death by vehicles of workers who were part of the banned outfit’s ongoing protest.

Punjab police department spokesperson has confirmed the deaths. TLP workers crashed two cars into the policemen who were trying to stop them, causing severe injuries to both. The wounded cops were taken to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. A third policeman was martyred in a separate clash with the banned outfit’s workers.

The TLP began its long march to Islamabad from Lahore on Friday, but continued its talks with the government. The capital city’s authorities blocked roads ahead of the extremist group’s arrival in the city. Metro bus service in Rawalpindi was suspended in light of the planned long march. Last night, the banned outfit's leaders announced that the long march would be resumed in the morning.