6 TTP militants killed
6 TTP militants killed alleged terrorists linked to outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s counter-terrorism department and police during a joint intelligence operation in Lakki Marwat, police said on Thursday.
In a statement released today, Lakki Marwat Police Spokesman Shahid Hameed said the operation at Dadiwala Police Station was carried out after security personnel received information that terrorists were planning an attack on Abbas Police Station.
“When the security teams reached the terrorists’ hideout, they opened fire on the police from different directions. The police also returned fire,” he said.
Hameed said when the shooting stopped, police searched the site and found the bodies of the six terrorists.”A huge stockpile of loaded weapons, ammunition, and grenades was recovered from their possession.”
The four terrorists killed were identified as Ziaullah, Safatullah, Mohibullah, and Kalemullah. Two others have been identified, the official said. He added that the terrorists are considered wanted 6 TTP militants killed Marwat Police and the CTD for their involvement in the attacks on the police.
Last November, six staff members, including a junior inspector, were killed when militants opened fire on a police van on the way to Abbas police station in Lakki Marwat.
Thursday’s attack comes as terrorism resurfaces in Pakistan. In recent months, the situation in the country, particularly in the KP and Balochistan, has deteriorated, and terrorist groups have carried out attacks across the country with near impunity.
Since talks with the 6 TTP militants killed down in November, the militant group has stepped up its attacks, particularly against police in the CP and in the Afghan border area. Insurgents in Balochistan have also escalated their violent activities and established a formal relationship with the banned TTP.
Last month, a mass suicide attack on a mosque along police lines in Peshawar killed 84 people and injured many more.