The Wider Image: Islamist militants have Pakistan's police in their crosshairs
A police officer holds a machine-gun with thermal binoculars attached to it, on the rooftop of Sangu's outpost, in the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, February 9, 2023. There's dozens of outposts that provide defence against militants waging a fresh assault against Pakistan's police from hideouts in the border region adjoining Afghanistan, a hotbed for fighters of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella organisation of Sunni Islamist groups that targets the country's military. "The police have been told many times not to obstruct our way, and instead of paying heed to this the police have started martyring our comrades," said Muhammad Khurasani, a TTP spokesman. "This is why we are targeting them." REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz SEARCH "AZIZ PAKISTAN POLICE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.