ISLAMABAD -- Punjab police in Dera Ghazi Khan District on Sunday (December 18) killed at least five militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), the provincial Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said according to Dawn.
"The shootout continued for some time. When the firing stopped, five terrorists were found dead killed by firing of their accomplices while three to four terrorists escaped under cover of darkness," the CTD said.
Three or four suspected militants escaped, the CTD said.
Meanwhile in Balochistan, unidentified gunmen Saturday (December 17) ambushed Awaran District district police officer Abdul Aziz Jhakrani and assistant commissioner Fayyaz Ali on their way to Bela from Awaran, Dawn reported.
Both officers escaped harm, but four of their guards were wounded, according to Dawn.
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