Five officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) were martyred during an exchange of fireside in the dark in Diamer’s Chilas district on Tuesday. Reportedly, two civilians were also killed during the shootout between the police and criminals.
The cops raided a house in Chilas. Police also confirmed the criminals opened fire during the raid killing five members of the CTD.
The martyred soldiers include Inspector Sohrab, soldiers Junaid Ali, Shakeel, Ishtiaq, and Ghulam Murtaza. Sub-inspector CTD GB Police was also amongst the martyred.
He said the suspects were involved in trading weapons, aside from terrorist activities. Mir Afzal Khan also paid tribute to the martyrs and vowed to require action against the criminals.
Two civilians were also killed within the raid after which angry protestors blocked the Karakoram Highway. Protestors claimed the police raided the world supported false information and killed a student. However, police said that they had information about the whereabouts of some criminals within the area.
Meanwhile, there have been reports a few few injuries also . Caretaker Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Mir Afzal Khan has directed IG GB to submit a report of the incident.
Pakistani police over the previous couple of decades are marred with incompetence and charges of blatant corruption. But still, their sacrifices for the sake of the country can’t be neglected.