CTD guns down ‘terrorist’ of banned outfit in Quetta operation

QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) shot dead a suspected terrorist, said to be a key member of a proscribed outfit, in an operation in Quetta early Tuesday morning.

According to a CTD spokesperson, the operation was carried out in Goharabad area of Sariab.

On seeing the CTD men, the suspect opened fire and hurled hand grenade in a bid to flee the spot. When the personnel returned fire, he was killed. Two CTD men also got injured in the operation.

Explosives and arms were recovered from the compound that housed the killed terrorist, the spokesperson said, adding he was a key member of a proscribed outfit and had been involved in targeted killings of ethnic and sectarian rivals beside attacks on security forces.

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