Three `militants` killed in encounter
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Three suspected militants were killed in a shootout with security forces in Daraban tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan district on Sunday.[TOP]
Talking to Dawn, police and security officials said that one of the militants carried a Rs500,000 head money on him.
The sources claimed that the three were wanted to the Counter Terrorism Department for their involvement in various cases of militancy.
They said that security forces conducted a raid in the Girahmadah area of Daraban tehsil on a tip-off.
They said the militants opened fire on security forces, while trying to flee the scene, and were killed when security forces returned the fire.
They said that arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the militants.
They were identified as Sheikh Iqbal, Sheikha Abdul and Abdul Majeed.
Sheikh Iqbal was carrying a head money of Rs500,000 on him, the sources said.