BANNU: Two militants, among them a relative of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s slain ‘commander’ Baitullah Mehsud, were killed in an exchange of fire with the police here on Sunday.
Official sources said that three militants on a motorcycle-rickshaw opened fire at a police check-post on Abshar Chowk on the Bannu-Kohat road at around 6:30pm, killing a constable, Arif.
The attackers grabbed the constable’s gun and sped away on the rickshaw. Police chased them and after an exchange of fire killed two of them. The third militant ran away.
Four Kalashnikovs, four grenades, two pistols, two wireless sets, two cellphones and 12 magazines were seized.
One of the dead militants was identified as Ibrahim, said to be a relative of Baitullah Mehsud, the slain commander of the TTP.