PESHAWAR/ D I KHAN    -    Three terrorists of a banned outfit were killed in an armed encounter with a special team of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) near bordering area Afghanistan in the Khyber district on Saturday.

The CTD Peshawar Range constituted a special team after receiving intelligence information that a group of terrorists were planning to carry out terrorist activity in the Khyber district.

The terrorists opened fire at CTD team as it came close to their hideout. The CDT team also opened retaliatory firing in which three terrorists of Daesh- ISKP group identified as Zakarullah alias Huzaifa, Mursalla Khan alias Qari and one unknown terrorist were killed and three terrorists managed to escape.

The CTD team recovered three Kalashnikov, 12 magazines, 3 hand grenades and other weapons from their possession. Local police have started search operation in the area to arrest fleeing terrorists. Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested two Afghan nationals with fake Pakistan documents here.  The Cant police during a raid held two persons with fake Pakistani documents, said a police spokesman on Saturday.

He said the Cant police have arrested two Afghan nationals with fake Pakistani Identity cards. According to a case registered under PPC 468/471 & 419/420 Foreign Act by SHO Cant police station Gulsher, two suspected persons who were wandering near Bannu Adda were, lacking identity and travelling documents, were held. The police also recovered photocopies of Pakistani Identity card from their possession. The spokesman said that both the accused were identified as Jalaluddin and Gul Sakhi Ahmad Khel. They both were booked for further investigation under Foreign Act.