Terrorists killed in Wah were members of IS, say police

Two suspected terrorists killed Monday in Wah were members of the militant Islamic State (IS), a police official said on Tuesday.

“The terrorists belonged to IS and had planned to attack sensitive installations and government targets in the area,” Saddar SHO Wah Yasir Rabbani said.

Rabbani recalled that the terrorists were killed a day ago in an exchange of fire with Pakistan Rangers personnel.

Law-enforcement authorities had also registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the deceased and booked them under the Explosives Act and on charges of terrorism and resisting police.

The police official also said that the postmortem for the terrorists had been completed as per the instructions of an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

The two were named as Safatullah and Mohammad Abbasi. Safatullah’s body was taken by his brother to Peshawar for the funeral, while Abbasi’s body has yet to be claimed and is present at the District Headquarters hospital.

The two were killed in a Rangers-conducted search operation in connection with the ongoing operation Raddul Fasaad on Pind Mallhi Road in Wah Cantt,

The suspected terrorists had opened fire on security forces from an under-construction house.

Rangers claimed to have recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, including a suicide vest, four grenades, one Kalashnikov with 25 rounds and a 30-bore pistol with seven rounds from their hideout.

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