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

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