Swat: At least three terrorists, including two in-custody militants, were killed during an alleged shootout in Banjot area of Pakistan's Swat city on Tuesday.
According to DIG Malakand Division Nasir Mahmood Satti, the CTD and local police were conducting a search operation in Banjot area where last month ( May 23) an exchange of fire between armed men and police occurred, killing one civilian Jamad Ali Khan while a police cop named Waqar Khan was injured in the firing,Pakistan Today reported.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Chief Akhtar Hayat Khan announced the Counter Terrorism Department had arrested militants, including a key militant commander Rafiullah and one of his facilitator Asmatullah belonging to TTP Swat group. Both the terrorists were also presented before local media, the newspaper reported.
He said that when the CTD and police party were conducting the search operation in the area, an absconding militant Zakirullah and others accomplices fire on them, killing both Rafiullah and Asmatullah on the spot.
In retaliation of CTD and police, the militant Zakirullah was also killed on the spot.
“The other outlaws, however, managed to flee away in the nearby forest for which search operation by CTD and Police is in progress,” he concluded.