5 terrorists killed by police in NW Pakistan-Xinhua

5 terrorists killed by police in NW Pakistan

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-04-10 22:15:56

ISLAMABAD, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Five terrorists were killed on Sunday in an exchange of fire between police and terrorists in Bannu city of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media reported.

According to the reports, the police carried out a joint operation with its Counter-Terrorism Department on a tip-off regarding the presence of the terrorists in Zindi Falak Sher town of the city.

During the shootout, five terrorists were killed while some others escaped taking the advantage of darkness, police told the local media.

The police started a search operation to arrest the fleeing terrorists, the reports said, adding that a huge amount of weapons and ammunition was recovered from the terrorists.

The police said the killed terrorists belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

They were involved in cases of targeted killings, bomb explosions and attacks on security forces, the reports added.