lakki marwat

Ghulam Akbar Marwat

Counter Terrorism Department and security forces killed four terrorists in an intelligence based operation in the Sarai Naurang  tehsil of Lakki Marwat district.

Police said that the IBO was carried out in the Takhti Khel village, wherein both sides exchanged fire. Four terrorists were killed in the IBO while arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of terrorists.

Shahid Hamid, a spokesperson for Lakki Marwat police said that the operation was carried out after receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area. He said that when police and security personnel reached the area, the terrorists opened fire on police which the law enforcement personnel responded.

Mr Hamid said that four terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire. He said that weapons were also recovered from their possession. However, he said that identity of slain terrorists could not be ascertained thus far.

He said that a search operation was currently underway in the area to arrest some of the terrorists who fled from the scene.

On the other hand, DPO Lakki Marwat Ziauddin Ahmed said that police will eliminate terrorists from the area.

Separately, two students and a teacher of religious seminary were injured when unknown attackers lobbed hand grenade on a religious seminary in Paharpur Canal area of Dera Ismail Khan district.

The injured identified as Muhammad Zahid, Abdullah and Abdul Nasir were later rushed to DHQ hospital for treatment.

A day earlier, four police personnel were martyred when unknown attackers opened fire  on Tank tehsil chairman Saddam Hussain Betani motorcade when he was returning from visit of a flood hit village.

A few hours later, Jamaat Korona police check post also came under attack; however, police personnel repulsed the attack.

Earlier on September 7, a police checkpost in Sarai Naurang area of the district had come under attack from unknown attackers who had lobbed a hand grenade on the post. Six persons including five cops were injured in the attack.

On September 4, ASI Jamshid Khan was martyred near Nadiria Hotel in an attack by unknown motorcyclists.

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