Police personnel have ensured peace in the country by risking their lives: Sh Rashid

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid on Monday has said that the brave soldiers of security forces have sacrificed their lives to defeat terrorism.

Talking to media, the minister said that the police personnel have ensured peace in the country by risking their lives. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is organizing again from Afghanistan, he claimed.

Sheikh Rashid further told that Karachi and Islamabad are under terror threats.

The reaction came after at least five terrorists were killed in encounter with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Mastung on Sunday night.

The CTD personnel conducted an operation in Isplinji area of Mastung in Balochistan province on intelligence report during which terrorists hiding in a house opened fire.

The CTD personnel, in retaliation, killed five terrorists while their accomplices managed to escape from the scene due to darkness.

Separately, security forces killed four terrorists during Intelligence Based operations (IBO) in North and South Waziristan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted IBOs on terrorist hideouts in Data Khel and Zoida areas of Waziristan.

During exchange of fire, four terrorists including TTP commander Abdul Adam were killed.