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Terrorists involved in attacks on Customs officials killed in DI Khan operation: CTD


Policemen stand guard exterior the provincial Election Fee workplace forward of the upcoming normal elections, in Quetta on February 5, 2024. — AFP
  • One most-wanted terrorist was additionally amongst these killed.
  • Killed terrorists concerned in assaults on Customs officers.
  • They have been additionally concerned in extortion, assaults on safety forces.

PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) Tuesday claimed to have killed at the least eight terrorists who have been concerned in assaults on Customs officers in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Probably the most-wanted terrorists, Jahanzaib, was additionally amongst these killed within the operation carried out on Monday within the KP district, the CTD mentioned in an announcement.

The lifeless terrorists, in keeping with the assertion, have been additionally concerned in extortion and assaults on safety forces in addition to goal killing.

The terrorists have been current within the district with plans to trigger sabotage, it added.

“The escape routes of the terrorists have been blocked,” the CTD mentioned, including that there’s a worry of the presence of facilitators of terrorists within the native inhabitants.

“Strict motion can also be being taken towards the facilitators,” the company maintained.

Final weekend, two officers of Customs have been gunned down in an assault close to York Toll Plaza in DI Khan, whereas 4 others sustained accidents within the gun assault.

This assault got here simply days after a earlier one on April 18, throughout which six folks, together with 5 customs officers, have been killed in a firing incident on the Sago Street in Daraban tehsil of the district.

In keeping with the statistics issued by the Division of Inside and Tribal Affairs KP, the areas most affected by terrorism embrace Peshawar, Khyber, Bajaur, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan, North Waziristan and South Waziristan.

Key findings of the Q1 2024 Safety Report issued by the Centre for Analysis and Safety Research (CRSS) revealed that KP and Balochistan provinces accounted for over 92% of all fatalities and 86% of assaults within the nation together with incidents of terrorism and safety forces operations.

Individually, KP suffered 51% and Balochistan 41% of all fatalities in Q1, 2024. The information signifies that the remaining areas have been comparatively peaceable, struggling lower than 8% of all fatalities.

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