PESHAWAR: Four suspected terrorists were killed on Wednesday night in joint raid carried out by the Counter Terrorism Department Bannu and the district police in limits of Bannu township police station.
According to a press release issued by the CTD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the intelligence-based operation was conducted after verifying reports about presence of suspected terrorists in Bannu Township police station area, who had arrived to carry out terror attacks.
A special striking team of the CTD Bannu region and district police was constituted under the supervision of the District Police Officer Bannu following identification of the hideout.
The militants opened fire on the CTD officials, causing the raiding team to respond effectively.
The encounter lasted for 40 minutes in which four terrorists were killed. Some accomplices managed to escape towards nearby hills during the nighttime operation.
Weapons in a large quantity were also seized from the terrorists including one Kalashnikov with magazines, one rifle, two pistols, cartridges, NICs, cash amount, mobile phones, various cards and other items.
Search operation was launched to arrest those remaining terrorist who fled. It said that deceased militants belonged to TTP’s local commander Zargul alias Uncle group, Haider Group North Waziristan, Lashkar Akmal group and commander Noor Dawood group North Waziristan.
Those terrorists killed were identified as Ziaur Rehman alias Hafiz, Shah Fiyyaz alias Shahbaz, Saudur Rehman alias Hamza and local commander Noor Muhammad alias Junaid who was carrying Rs1.5 million head money.