PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says two guards who were transporting militant prisoners in a vehicle were killed when the prisoners overpowered them, grabbed their weapons and opened fire.
A security official said Wednesday that the attack happened on Tuesday in the frontier city of Peshawar.
A police official in Peshawar said three of the militants were later killed in a shootout with police. The others escaped.
In a statement, the Taliban claimed that their fighters killed five security personnel during the incident.
Such conflicting claims are common as both sides inflate or deflate the casualties in order to bolster their positions.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.