PESHAWAR: At least three suspected terrorists 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 signalled 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.
District Police Officer Raja Abdul Saboor confirmed that militants had planned to attack the procession of Muharram and that it was thwarted when the security personnel killed the suspects.
Due to the sensitivity of the district and declaration from the security agencies, security forces have also built new check-posts in the entry and exit in the area.Security forces have also stationed bullet and bomb proof vehicle in the most sensitive zone and near the Imam Bargha of the district while section 144 has been imposed in the till further order.