Tuesday Apr 16, 2019
PESHAWAR: A police officer was martyred while five terrorists were killed in a joint intelligence-based operation conducted by Pakistan Army and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police personnel in Peshawar's Hayatabad Phase VII, a statement by the military's media wing said on Tuesday.
The operation, carried out against a terrorist hideout, started last night. During exchange of fire, five terrorists were killed while ASI Qamar Alam embraced martyrdom. An officer and a soldier were injured, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Forces are in the process of clearing the compound and search in adjacent areas is in progress. Dead bodies of the terrorists killed in the operation have been recovered, and their identification is in process, the ISPR added.
The terror suspects were wanted for attacks on a judge and additional inspector-general of police, security sources said.
Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood visited the site of the operation earlier today, where he lauded the professionalism of the security personnel.
Lieutenant General Mehmood told the forces that routine lives of the residents of the neighbourhood should not be disrupted due to the operation.
He further instructed that assistance from the Special Services Group might be sought if the need arose.
Funeral prayers for the martyred ASI Qamar Alam were offered at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines in Peshawar. The prayers were attended by KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Lieutenant General Mehmood and the IGP.