A Pakistani security official was killed while two others were injured when unidentified militants attacked a police van deployed to provide protection for the population census team in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, officials said on March 9.
Unidentified terrorists opened fire at a police mobile team on duty with the population census team on March 8 in the Dera Ismail district of the Province.
The terrorists managed to flee from the scene after the shootout, following which police launched a massive combing operation in the area to nab them.
The injured police officials were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Dera Ismail Khan.
Pakistan on March 1 launched its first-ever digital population and housing census.
The country’s Bureau of Statistics is conducting the census amid tight security.