5 Pakistani commandos killed in raid on militant hideout

Peshawar, July 28

Police in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday carried out a raid on a suspected militant hideout, leading to a firefight through which 5 anti-terrorism commandos and two civilians had been killed.

The incident passed off in Chilas, a metropolis of Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to Gilgit-Baltistan police spokesperson Mubarak Jan, the operation was carried out after the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) obtained details about the presence of the militants at a home in Ronai space of Chilas.

“Five CTD officials were killed and as many injured during the operation. Two civilians were also killed in the shootout,” the spokesperson stated in a press release.

However, it didn’t give any particulars in regards to the militants who opened fireplace on the police staff.

“Police cordoned off the area after the incident,” he stated.

Residents of Ronai village held an indication and blocked the primary Chilas Road to protest in opposition to the killing of two civilians.

They alleged that the police and CTD had raided a home on ‘wrong information’.

Senior police officers reached there to influence them to finish the protest. They assured them that the killers would quickly be apprehended. PTI

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