The hostage state of affairs within the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) maintains after nearly 17 hours as the militants occupying the compound of the police station on Monday reiterated their demand for secure passage to Afghanistan.

The militants reportedly manipulate the entire police station compound.

As in keeping with reports, the body of a policeman, who was martyred last night with the aid of the firing of the militants, has been transferred to the police lines.

Roads adjacent to the CTD compound and Bannu cantonment were closed to site visitors due to the security situation inside the region.According to reports, the militants have appealed to Bannu’s scholars and leaders for talks.

“Innocent humans are in our custody, our goal is to unfastened our comrades, now not to damage all of us,” a declaration by the militants examine.A day earlier, at least CTD officers were martyred and lots of greater injured after a militant overpowered interrogators, snatched an AK-forty seven rifle, and opened fireplace inside the CTD facility.

The Bannu district police officer informed The Express Tribune that the militant also freed different suspects being held within the building and they took manage of the compound, taking several policemen hostage. The authorities later cordoned off the complete Bannu cantonment, he delivered.

In the in the meantime, militants purportedly released as a minimum 3 movies in which they may be seen armed with AK-forty seven rifles and system guns. In one video they confirmed a hostage and demanded the safety forces to provide them with a helicopter to attain Afghanistan competently. The videos could not be proven.Earlier, police officials, while talking on situation of anonymity, confirmed that approximately 15 militants took manipulate of the centre after overpowering their interrogators interior, grabbing their guns and taking 5 or six of them hostage.

In Peshawar, K-P authorities officers said that the situation became beneath “whole manipulate” and efforts have been being made to foil the “evil intentions of the criminals”. “There has been no infiltration in Bannu Cantonment,” a K-P authorities spokesperson claimed.