Three TTP, SSP activists killed in D I Khan

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PESHAWAR: At least three suspected terrorists. Linked with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba, were killed during a shootout with security forces in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, during an intelligence-based raid in Gara Madda area near DI Khan, suspected bikers started firing at troops after they were signaled to stop. “Resultantly fire exchange took place and three terrorists were shot dead,” read the statement. “Suicide jackets were recovered from terrorists,” it added. The ISPR said those killed were identified as Waheed, Majid including Iqbal who carried a bounty of Rs1 million. Moreover, The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Lahore last month claimed to have gunned down three Tehrik-e-Taliban men in a late night shootout at University Road, Gujrat. According to CTD’s spokesperson, cops, on a tip-off, conducted a raid and killed three terrorists after a heavy exchange of fire, while three others managed to escape. As the cops approached the terrorists, they restored to firing, in retaliation three of them got killed, he added. CTD has recovered four detonators and other explosive materials from the custody of the deceased who affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban. Whereas, heavy contingents of police called in to cordon off the area and launched a search operation to arrest three others who fled from the scene during the encounter, statement said.

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