Islamabad: Security forces in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have killed a terrorist in a clash, shortly after he shot a policeman dead, a military statement said on Monday night.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, said the policeman was deployed on census security duty in Tank District of the province when the terrorist opened fire at him.
“On receipt of the information, security forces immediately cordoned the area, blocking all possible escape routes,” the statement added.
The terrorist was killed after an exchange of fire, the ISPR said, adding that he was a terrorist commander who was wanted by police for being involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as killing civilians.
Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist, it added.