Stop terrorism with grassroots policing

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The gallant efforts of the local police in deterring the terrorists at Charsaddah University before reinforcements arrived has once again highlighted the importance of the police force in combating terrorism. Without the valiant efforts of the local police, who not only resisted the advance of the terrorists (some reports say they actually killed two of them), the casualties could have been much higher. This again highlights the importance of local police forces. Local police are the best personnel to prevent terror attacks by combating terrorists, using the basic principles of policing, including patrolling, information gathering and surveillance of suspects of the area concerned.