Four police vehicles were burnt down in the incident that happened as the officers dashed to rescue their colleagues who had been hit by a roadside landmine on Monday evening.
Police headquarters said there are reports more than 20 officers are feared dead. According to police headquarters, the officers were headed to a place where another team of officers had been injured in an earlier attack when they were ambushed on Monday evening. In the earlier attack, three police officers were injured after their vehicle ran over a land mine. It was then that another team dashed there to rescue them. On the way, they ran into an ambush by gunmen who were waiting and shot before their vehicles were set on fire. Senior police officers were rushing to the scene Tuesday morning long after the attack had happened. They said the officers were missing and that their death had not been confirmed.
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