Six terrorists killed in Quetta gunbattle with CTD team

By: News Desk      Published: 09:03 AM, 9 Jan, 2022
Six terrorists killed in Quetta gunbattle with CTD team
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At least six alleged terrorists belonging to a defunct organisation were killed in a gunbattle with a team of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Quetta, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

The CTD personnel also seized weapons and ammunition from the terrorists’ hideout located near Eastern Bypass of the provincial capital.

A spokesman of the CTD informed the media that one of the terrorists belonged to an outlawed group had a head money of Rs2 million.

A day earlier, the Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department had arrested four alleged terrorists from Kech during an operation. The operation was conducted after the forces had received a tip-off from one of their sources.

The suspects were the masterminds of a bomb explosion last year in Turbat. Two children were killed in the blast.

Also on Friday, two terrorists were killed in a gunbattle with a raiding team of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Bannu region. On a tip-off, the CTD raiding party carried out an intelligence-based operation on Amirwanda Road within limits of Lakki Police Station.

The terrorists suddenly opened fire on the raiding team’s personnel who also retaliated fiercely, killing the two terrorists.

The CTD team also seized two Kalashnikovs, six magazines, large number of cartridges, two identity cards, cash, a sack full of explosive material and other equipment from the hideout of the dead terrorists.

Reporter Rizwan Saeed