Two militants killed in encounter in Pakistan

Two militants were gunned down today by security forces after a fierce encounter in a forest bordering South Waziristan Agency in northwest Pakistan, police said.

By: PTI | Peshawar | Published:September 5, 2016 8:41 pm

Two militants were gunned down today by security forces after a fierce encounter in a forest bordering South Waziristan Agency in northwest Pakistan, police said.

The encounter took place in Tank district, Khyber Pakthukhwa, bordering Souht Waziristan Agency.

District Police Officer Rasul Shah said that the law enforcement agencies were informed by the intelligence sources about the presence of wanted militants near a forest on the outskirts of Tank district.

The security forces along with the police cordoned off the area and launched search operation. The encounter later culminated in the killing of both the militants, he said.

Police also recovered hand grenades and ammunition from their possession.

DPO said that both the militants were wanted by Dera Ismail Khan police in several heinous crimes.

Meanwhile, police today recovered the bullet-ridden body of a peace activist near Bhtyari water channel in the limits of Gomal Bazar police station.

Police have launched an investigation in the matter.