The moment when security forces stormed hijacked compound by the terrorists.

A security operation – lasting around 17 hours – ended on Tuesday after Pakistan Army special forces stormed a residential property in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar and killed the terrorists holding the premises. One security official was martyred and at least five terrorists were killed in the operation. The military’s media wing confirmed that an officer and a soldier were also injured in the gun battle. Army and KP police conducted a joint Intelligence Based Operation in Hayatabad Phase VII, Peshawar against a terrorist hideout. Operation started last night,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The operation was carried out on the basis of an intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in the three-story residential building and security forces faced stiff resistance from the occupants earlier when they tried to enter the premises. The basement and the ground floor of the residential property were cleared earlier by security forces and at least 10 explosions were heard since 9:30 am. The security forces made another attempt to storm the property earlier but faced heavy fire including from RPGs. The security forces retaliated and also shot a rocket-propelled grenade.
The operation continued since Monday night with heavy exchange of fire between security forces and the terrorists. After the all-clear given by the Army, the house was demolished by the security forces



By: ikram (1899.30)

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