SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: An official of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police was martyred and another was injured when terrorists attacked a checkpoint in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan district on Thursday night, police said.
One of the attackers, later identified as TTP militant Bilal, was killed and another was injured in the encounter.
Azam Warsak police SHO Zabihullah told the media on Friday a search party of police had set up a checkpoint. When Inspector Moosa Sulemankhel signalled two gunmen riding motorcycles to stop, one of them opened fire, killing the inspector on the spot.
The other attacker threw a hand-grenade leaving Constable Rasool Jan injured. The police returned fire, killing the TTP terrorist and injuring his accomplice who managed to flee.
Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2022