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

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