Two security personnel and three terrorists were reportedly killed at an intelligence facility in the cantonment area after prisoners incarcerated at the facility managed to overpower an official and snatch his rifle Monday night.
Nine high-profile militants are being interrogated at the intelligence facility located in the cantonment area, sources in the police and military told The Express Tribune.
“The terrorists were being shifted from one block to another and they got hold of an automatic rifle during this process,” said an official on condition of anonymity.
The militants made two sentries hostage and attempted to take control of the building and escape, the official said.
“Two security officials were killed in the ensuing combat,” the official said, adding that a large number of security personnel surrounded the Peshawar cantonment following the incident, and diverted traffic from the roads leading to the area of operation.
“Army commandoes were called in and a several hours’ long operation was launched during which the building was cleared successfully,” the official added.
Another security official said there were several prisoners inside the facility but only four were involved in the incident.
“Three of them were Afghan refugees and one local suspect; during the operation three of the militants were killed while one of them is seriously injured,” the official said.
“Initially, those killed were identified as Wali, Haroon and Khaliq, but further information is awaited,” he added.
Army troops surrounded the entire area for more than seven hours and their cordon ended at 4 in the morning. The blockade whipped up widespread panic in the area.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2012.
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Nobody asks how they got hold of weopens? I think our armed forces have been underestimating the enemy since last 11 years
@Fahim: The judiciary cant make unconstitutional punishments. It is the reponsibility of law makers to make new laws and the government prosecution to bring evidence to court rather then stand as stooges expecting the court to judicial encounter any one they bring.
@SalarMaiwand exactly my thoughts. What is that about Afghan militants in the article? Which group are they from? The Afghan Taliban? Well Pakistan Army should catch Mullah Omar and co first then. Were these from the Haqqani group? Not possible coz Pakistan Army loves him. How many Afghan militants work with the TTP or Mangal Bagh? If an Afghan has to take weapons, why would he do it in Pakistan and not against the occupying forces in his own country. You are right this is so very filmy.
As you sown so shall you reap. Remember since long Pakistan have been destroyed the future and lives of thousand and thousand of youngs; first training and equipped them, have been using them as buffer forces and non state actors for long at various fronts. While after the fulfillment of their agenda these traditional forces have been started blaming and eliminating through fake propaganda, conflicts and extrajudicial killing . Blaming those innocents who lives, future and families have already been destroyed and used. It's total hypocrisy instead of peaceful and timely transition.While the number of sacrifices and struggles of these yesterday Heros and todays terrorists are invaluable.
"3 of them were afghan refugees". When are we going to kick these ungrateful trouble makers out???
criminal negligence by security officials.
seems like a hollywood movie.
we lost three patriotic professionals in exchange of 4 thugs
Encounter !!!!!! If judiciary won't announce punishment then such encounters will be increased.