KHUSHAB - The police gunned down a suspected terrorist, said to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, in a shootout here on Tuesday.

According to the police officials, the shootout took place in Katwai area in the remit of Naushera Police. The officials claimed the suspect belonged to al-Qaeda.

According to DIG Zulfikar Hameed, on a tip-off, the Naushera Police along with Elite Force carried out a raid which ended up in the shootout, leading to the killing of the terrorist.

The police recovered a suicide jacket, two kilograms of explosive material, and a Kalashnikov from the slain suspect.

The RPO informed that the terrorist was identified as Younus Muhammad Sher, a local IS commander and had been involved in the murder of a policeman.