CTD claims killing four terrorists near Khyber border

PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday shot dead four terrorists in a joint intelligence-based operation (IBO) with security forces near Khyber border.

According to CTD Peshawar region, the CTD, along with security forces, conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) near Khyber Border and killed four terrorists. The CTD also claimed to have recovered four Kalashnikovs and three hand grenades from their possession.

The CTD said that terrorists were affiliated with an outlawed organization and wanted to security forces in multiple cases. The exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces continued for a long time, meanwhile three to four terrorists managed to escape. Earlier in the day, CTD claimed to have arrested five terrorists during Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) from different areas of Punjab.

According to the CTD spokesperson, the arrested suspects belonged to banned outfits. The arrested terrorist had planned to target notable personalities. The accused included Inamul Haque, Miskeenullah, Wahid Khan, Sher Naqib and Shah Wali. Apart from suicide jackets, explosives, guns, ammunition and literature pertaining to terror activities were recovered from the five suspects.