Taliban militant killed in D.I. Khan encounter

Published December 2, 2018
Three security personnel were injured in the encounter. — File
Three security personnel were injured in the encounter. — File

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A suspected Taliban militant was killed and three security personnel were injured in an encounter in the Daraban area of Dera Ismail Khan on Saturday.

According to sources, security forces launched an operation in the Gara Alam locality on information about the presence of Taliban militants there.

On seeing members of security forces encircling the area, the militant opened fire and lobbed hand grenades at the security forces.

The security forces returned fire, triggering a gun battle which continued for 14 hours before the militant was killed.

He was identified as Abdul Hakeem, son of Abdur Rehman. He hailed from Gandapur tribe of Kulachi tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan. He was wanted by police in a number of terrorist acts.

Three security personnel, who were injured in the encounter, were taken to hospital.

Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2018



Updated 21 May, 2022

Band-aid measure

A more pronounced impact would have been possible had the cap on energy prices been removed.
21 May, 2022

Bilawal’s defence

BILAWAL Bhutto-Zardari’s robust defence at the UN headquarters of former prime minister Imran Khan’s Feb 24 trip...
21 May, 2022

Yasin Malik’s conviction

THE conviction of veteran Kashmiri freedom fighter and head of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik by an...
Updated 20 May, 2022

TTP peace talks

ANOTHER attempt to sue for peace with the outlawed TTP is being made, again facilitated by the Afghan Taliban that...
20 May, 2022

Beyond the law

THE senior judiciary should take care not to overreach in its zeal to ‘fix’ issues it ideally need not worry...
20 May, 2022

Political musical chairs

YET another political crisis is brewing in Balochistan, where old rivals Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Sardar Yar...