Security forces have shot dead five suspected terrorists in an operation in Peshawar's Hayatabad. The operation started on Monday night and finished Tuesday afternoon after 16 hours.
A policeman was shot dead in the exchange of fire too. Two people have been injured.
The operation was carried out after the security agencies were informed that terror suspects have been hiding in a house in Hayatabad. KP Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that they were tipped off about the presence of terror suspects in the area. The suspects have been accused of attacking judges and AIG.
He said that the operation has been completed. "There was explosive material in the house. The bomb disposal squad is neutralising it," he remarked while speaking to SAMAA TV.
Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood visited the area too.
On Monday night, KP Rescue 1122 tweeted that an intelligence-based operation has been carried out by security forces at Hayatabad, Phase 7, Sector E-5. The area was cordoned off by the security forces.