PESHAWAR: Closely armed militants attacked an oil and gasoline firm in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing two policemen and injuring three others, police stated. The assault occurred late on Tuesday night time on the Alhaj Oil and Gasoline Firm within the Dera Ismail Khan district bordering the South Waziristan tribal district. Following the shootout, two policemen had been killed and three injured. Police contingents have reached the positioning and a combing operation was launched within the space to seize the fleeing attackers. The injured had been admitted to the district’s Mixed Navy Hospital. The assault comes days after a Pakistan Military officer and three troopers had been killed throughout an intense alternate of fireplace with militants within the Tirah space of the province. Pakistan has been dealing with an increase in violence within the wake of the Taliban seizing energy in Afghanistan in August 2021. In response to a Pakistan Institute for Battle and Safety Research (Picss) report issued in September, Pakistan suffered 99 assaults in August, the best quantity in a single month since November 2014. The variety of militant assaults in August was the best tally for month-to-month strikes in nearly 9 years. The Centre for Analysis and Safety Research (CRSS), a suppose tank, in a report launched in October, famous that the safety forces misplaced a minimum of 386 personnel within the first 9 months of 2023, marking an eight-year excessive. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan had been the first centres of violence, accounting for practically 94 per cent of all fatalities and 89 per cent of assaults (together with incidents of terrorism and safety forces operations) recorded throughout this era.