Cop, terrorist killed in rare targeted operation against militants in Lahore

Elite Force and militants locked in a gun and grenade battle in Araiyan village on Raiwind area

LAHORE – An Elite Force personnel and a terrorist were killed while three cops and one terrorist injured in the security forces armed action at Araiyan village on Raiwind Road near here on Thursday.

SP Investigations (Saddar) Zahid Marwat confirmed to media that the operation, continuing since 2:00am last night, had been completed after 10 hours. The security forces launched the operation against terrorists on information about their presence in a house at Araiyan village, he said.

The senior police official confirmed that an Elite Force personnel was martyred while three others received injuries during severe exchange of gun-fire between the security forces and two heavily-armed terrorists who were positioned in the house.

The security forces managed to overpower the terrorists as one was killed and the other arrested in injurious condition. Marwat also said that sophisticated weapons were also recovered from the house. The security forces combed and cleared the village, he said, adding that now displaced villagers came back to their homes.

He said the martyred Elite Force man was yet to be identified while the three injured personnel were Afzal, Sajid and Mazhar who have been shifted to the Jinnah Hospital.

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