PESHAWAR - A station house officer was martyred and two other cops were injured on Wednesday during an encounter with suspects in Maju area of Charsadda.

The Prang police said that they conducted an operation in the area against suspects for possessing illegal weapons. When the police raided the house, the suspects opened fire on the police, killing the SHO Ayub Khan and injuring two other police personnel.

A suspect was killed in retaliatory fire by the police, DSP Iftikhar Shah said. Heavy contingent of the police rushed to the site and arrested several persons after the incident.

The dead body of the slain cop was rushed to the police lines where his funeral prayer was offered. The police said that the responsible persons had been arrested.

The Prang Police Station is adjacent to lawless tribal area where criminals take refuge with support of the local residents.