One commando of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has embraced martyrdom and five terrorists killed in an intelligence-based operation in Hayatabad’s Phase 7 area of Peshawar, which lasted for 17 hours.
According to initial information, police raided the suspected house after receiving reports of the presence of terrorists.
CCPO Qazi Jamilur Rehman said that ATS commando Qamar Alam was martyred while three terrorists were gunned down in the operation after which more contingent of police rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said, “The police had received information that some terrorists are in a house in Hayatabad,”
“A timely operation was conducted soon after, and the entire area, including the said house, was cordoned off,” he added.
Two explosions were heard during the operation too.
The house where terrorists were hiding in Hayatabad #Peshawar, forces later destroyed the building, 5 terrorist killed and one police officer martyred during the 17 hrs long operation #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/UP04nxGFAd
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