The DPO says that the police van which was on patrolling came under attack four kilometers away from the city near a hotel.
The police said that the hotel was only six kilometers away from the city when they were attacked. They said that the gunmen were riding a motorcycle when they opened fire on them. The police said that four cops died on the spot. The bodies of the cops were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Shehzad Umar, the DPO, said that unknown armed men ambushed the police van at around 10:45pm on Tuesday, leaving four cops dead on the spot. He said that law enforcers conducted search operations but the attackers fled away taking benefit of the darkness.