Police stand guard along a road they blocked after Taliban militants seized a police station in Bannu on December 19, 2022. Photo: AFP
Police stand guard along a road they blocked after Taliban militants seized a police station in Bannu on December 19, 2022. Photo: AFP
Afghanistan

1 killed as Pakistani Taliban takes hostages after overpowering guards, seizing police centre

  • It quickly evolved into a stand-off that killed a counterterrorism officer, and the hostage crisis is still ongoing as of midday on Monday
  • The incident reflected the Pakistan’s government’s inability to exercise control over the remote region along the border with Afghanistan

Police stand guard along a road they blocked after Taliban militants seized a police station in Bannu on December 19, 2022. Photo: AFP
Police stand guard along a road they blocked after Taliban militants seized a police station in Bannu on December 19, 2022. Photo: AFP
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