Police officers hold their weapons as they stand guard in Peshawar. – File photo by AP
– File photo by AP

Lakki Marwat: Three militants and a police officer were killed on Monday evening in two separate gun battles in Lakki Marwat while seven hand grenades and four Klashinkovs were also recovered from miscreants, officials said.

The office of DPO Muhammad Idrees confirmed that in the first incident in Abakhel area, two terrorists and SHO Muhammad Ismail were killed and one security personnel was injured during fire exchanges.

The security forces also arrested a terrorist when they raided a house after a tip off that the militants were hiding there. Official sources told Dawn.Com that the arrested has been identified as Farhatullah who was wanted in several terrorism related cases.

The second incident took place in Balkhi Korona area in Ghaznikhel Police Station jurisdiction, when two militants, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on the police after being signaled to stop for a security check.

One of the terrorists was killed and the other was arrested in the counter strike by the police.

Seven hand grenades, four Kalashnikovs and hundreds of bullet rounds were also recovered from the militants’ possession.

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