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Five terrorists killed in security operation in Pakistan

The Counter-Terrorism Department foiled a terrorism bid in the Shagai area of Peshawar

By PTI in Peshawar
  • Published 22.02.20, 1:22 PM
  • Updated 22.02.20, 1:22 PM
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The terrorists entered Peshawar from nearby Zagai mountain range for carrying out subversive activity Shutterstock

Pakistan's security forces have foiled a terrorism bid and gunned down five terrorists, including a suicide bomber, in a shootout in the country's restive northwest region, officials said.

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday said that a security operation was conducted at the Shagai area in the Peshawar district after information was received about the presence of terrorists in a compound close to the district.

The CTD foiled the terrorism bid and gunned down five terrorists present in the Shagai area in the jurisdiction of the Marthra police station Peshawar district, Senior Superintendent of Police Operation Peshawar Zahoor Babar Afridi said.

The terrorists entered Peshawar from nearby Zagai mountain range for carrying out subversive activity, Afridi said.

Explosive material and weapons were recovered from the militants. Three suicide vests, two pistols, two hand grenades and three submachine guns were recovered.