11 : 09 AM - 02/04/2013
Islamabad, April 2 (BNA) - At least seven bodies of policemen and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) officials were found in fields near Budh Berh's Sheikh Muhammadi area in Pakistan after a militant attack on a grid station on Tuesday.
Police said that the dead include three Wapda officials and three community policemen who are on guard duty on the outskirts of Peshawar.
The reporting officer at the Budh Berh Police station Irfan Gul said they have information that at least seven bodies have been found in the fields after last night attack and the police is searching for five other missing personnel.
Station House Officer of the Budh Berh Police Station Granullah told (Dawn.Com) that more than 40 militants last night attacked the grid station from the back and blew up the walls and entered the grid station, adding they also fired rockets.
Exchange of fire took place between the community police and the militants for some time. Wapda officials have announced province-wide protests against the incident and have announced the closure of Wapdas provincial offices and halting of operations.
Assailant fired seven rockets at a 500 kv grid station in Sheikh Muhammadi area, causing it to catch fire, according to officials.
The police added that the grid station was completely destroyed in the incident. Soon after the attack, electricity went off and the area plunged into darkness.
Moreover, the incident spread fear among residents of the area. Police cordoned off the area after the attack and started an investigation.
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