Five Pakistani police officers have been killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials say.
Local police told RFE/RL that four police officers died during the February 12 ambush in the Dera Ismail Khan district.
A fifth officer later died of his wounds in hospital.
Two other policemen were injured in the attack, which was claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban.
The attackers managed to flee the scene and the security forces have launched a search operation.
With reporting by Reuters RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.
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