A 17-hour long security operation in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar ended on Tuesday after Pakistan Army special forces stormed a residential property and neutralised the terrorists holding the premises.
One security official was martyred and at least five terrorists were killed in the operation. The military’s media wing confirmed that an officer and a soldier were also injured in the gun battle.
“Army and KP police conducted a joint Intelligence Based Operation in Hayatabad Phase VII, Peshawar against a terrorist hideout. Operation started last night,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The operation was carried out on the basis of an intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in the three-story residential building and security forces faced stiff resistance from the occupants earlier when they tried to enter the property.