DERA ISMAIL KHAN    -  The Bannu Region’s Counterterrorism Depart­ment (CTD) in a joint intelligence-based operation (IBO) with the District Police Lakki Marwat and security forces killed four terrorists in Takhtikhel within limits of Norang police station.

A spokesman for the CTD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said Monday that the CTD and local police received information about the presence of terrorists of a banned outfit in Takhtikhel, who were planning to carry out terror activities.

The law enforcement forces took a prompt ac­tion and encircled the area. An exchange of fire took place, which continued for a long time leav­ing four terrorists killed. A few accomplices of the dead terrorists managed to escape, and the law enforcement agencies launched a search op­eration in the area to arrest them. Automatic weapons were recovered from the possession of dead terrorists.