ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Four police officers were killed Friday morning when militants attacked their checkpoint in northern Pakistan, authorities said.
Several armed militants opened fire about 5 a.m. at the checkpoint in Ghazi Kot, said Abid Ali, a Mansehra district police official. One police officer was severely injured.
"Terrorists who don't want peace in this area did this cowardly act," Ali said. "Terrorists don't know that these kind of acts can't demoralize us."
Ghazi Kot is 44 miles (70 km) north of Islamabad and near the Afghanistan border.
- Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report