Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid

Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid
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  • calendar-gray 16 April 2019

Police and army commandos killed five Pakistani Taliban militants during an overnight siege at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Tuesday, ONAreports citing Reuters.

One police officer was killed and two wounded during the 16-hour operation. It ended when the house was destroyed by what police believe was an improvised explosive device.

“It was an operation based on the information of our intelligence agencies,” Peshawar police chief told reporters.

Police chief said they were still confirming the identity of the occupants.

Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for Pakistani Taliban, said in a text message to reporters the five dead men were members of the militant group.

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