SP martyred, three cops injured in Mardan operation

Abubakar Saddiq
Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan. — Provided by the reporter
Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan. — Provided by the reporter 

  • SP Ijaz Khan embraces martyrdom.
  • Two wanted terrorists also killed in IBO.
  • Injured policemen shifted to hospital.

PESHAWAR: A senior police official was martyred and three others sustained injuries in an intelligence-based operation against terrorists in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan embraced martyrdom while a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was injured in the operation.

According to the counter-terrorism department (CTD), two wanted terrorists were also killed in the exchange of fire in Mardan's Katlang tehsil. One of them included Hasan Kadir, who was a most wanted militant.

The injured police officials were shifted to a hospital soon after the incident. 

Following the incident, the funeral prayers of SP Ijaz were performed and were attended by District Police Officer (DPO) Najeeb and other police officials.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Inspector General Police (IGP) Akhtar Hayat Khan, while speaking to Geo News, said that SP Ijaz was martyred after terrorists attacked them with a hand grenade.  

He said that the militants, Hasan Qadir and his accomplices, were active in the area for 15 years and had a bounty of over 10 million. 

"There were more than 30 cases against Hasan Qadir including extortion and murder," he said, adding that he used to give shelter to the terrorists of Swat.

Cop martyred in firing incident

On the other hand, a police officer, Qaisar Khan, also embraced martyrdom after he was gunned down by unidentified motorcyclists on Monday night in Peshawar.

The picture shows the site of the attack in Peshawar. — Provided by the reporter
The picture shows the site of the attack in Peshawar. — Provided by the reporter

The funeral prayer of policeman Qaisar was performed at Malik Saad Police Lines. It was attended by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kashif Aftab Abbasi and other police officials.

According to the statistics issued by the Department of Interior and Tribal Affairs KP, the areas most affected by terrorism include Peshawar, Khyber, Bajaur, and Tank while DI Khan and North Waziristan and South Waziristan are included in the terror-affected areas.

The documents of the Home and Tribal areas revealed that a total of 1,050 incidents of terrorism took place in KP last year while 419 incidents of terrorism took place in the arranged districts, and 631 incidents in the merged districts.