3 terrorists killed in exchange of fire with police in NW Pakistan

2021-10-21 09:35:08 GMT2021-10-21 17:35:08(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with police in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police said on Thursday.

The exchange of fire took place when the CTD personnel early Thursday morning carried out an intelligence-based coordinated raid in the Shahpur area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the CTD in Peshawar told local media.

Taking advantage of the darkness, three of the accomplices of the militants managed to flee from the scene, said the CTD, adding that a search operation was launched to pursue the terrorists on the run.

During the operation, anti-terror police also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including submachine guns, grenades and cartridges. Enditem