LAKKI MARWAT: Four suspected terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based operation jointly laun­ched by personnel of police and Pakis­tan Army in Sheri Khel area of Lakki Marwat district on Monday night, the ISPR said in a statement on Tuesday.

It said one terrorist was arrested during the operation.

The four deceased terrorists had carried a head money of Rs3 million. They were identified as Sajid (leader of the group), Aleem, Aftab and Fazlur Rehman. The personnel seized a huge quantity of weapons from the possession of the terrorists.

The seized items included AK-47 assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher (RPG 7), an improvised explosive device and ammunition.

According to the ISPR, the terrorists had been involved in cases of kidnapping and attacks on civilians and security forces. In one of the attacks they killed an FC soldier on Jan 22.

According to an official, after receiving information about the presence of the terrorists in a hideout the personnel surrounded it.

When they were moving towards the hideout, the terrorists opened fire on them.

The personnel returned fire and the exchange continued for several hours, he said.

He said the terrorists belonged to a banned militant outfit of Janikhel Wazir area of Bannu.

“The deceased terrorists were wanted by Lakki Marwat and Bannu police in several cases of terrorism,” he said.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2022

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