DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A militant was killed as police and Frontier Corps personnel repulsed an attack on a checkpost here on Sunday night.

A police spokesman said that militants stormed the Kot Azam checkpost in the limits of Gomal police station with heavy weapons on Sunday night, but the attack was foiled as police and FC jawans promptly responded, forcing the militants to flee.

He said that after the attack, a search was conducted during which the body of a terrorist was found with a rifle, eight magazines and a walkie-talkie set.

He said that the personnel stationed at the police post remained unhurt.

The official said that the killed militant was yet to be identified, adding that a search operation was underway to arrest the fleeing terrorists.

Meanwhile, the police arrested four drug dealers and recovered over two kilogrammes of hashish from their possession on Monday.

A police official said that a Kirri Khaisour police station team arrested two drug dealers, Imran Shafeeq and Abdul Waheed, and recovered over one kilogramme hashish from them.

Similarly, a team of Dera Town police station arrested a drug dealer, Mohammad Khan and recovered 630 gram hashish from him.

A Yarik police station team arrested a drug dealer, Mohammad Mushtaq and seized 390 gram hashish from his possession.

The police registered separate cases against them.

Published in Dawn, November 21st, 2023

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