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One police officer, five terrorists killed in shootout in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a residential compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar triggering a 15-hour shootout in which a police officer and at least five suspected terrorists were killed.

Three other police officers were also injured in the operation, which has been continuing since Monday night against terrorists hiding in a three-story residential building in Hayatabad area.

The terror suspects were wanted for attacks on a judge and additional inspector-general of police, security sources said.

The operation was carried out on the basis of an intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in the three-story residential building. The operation saw the exchange of heavy fire between security forces and the terrorists.

The security forces blew up the main boundary walls of the house and entered the building. The terror suspects were asked to surrender but instead, they opened fire on the security forces.

Police say the suspects also threw grenades, which killed an officer.

Source: thehindu.com

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