G Mursalin Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT – A notorious proclaimed offender and his accomplice were killed in encounter with police in Mammakhel village near Naurang Town on Saturday.

Acting DPO Idrees Khan said while speaking at a news conference in Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Police Station that two police teams headed by SDPO Lakki Bashar Khan and SDPO Naurang Sanaullah Khan were hunting for miscreants after last night minor blasts in Ghaznikhel and Jabukhel villages.

In the meanwhile, SDPO Naurang Sanaullah Khan was informed about the presence of outlaws in Mammakhel village whereupon a contingent of police force backed by commandos of Elite Force and Anti-Terror Squad was sent to the area”, he told. He said that the outlaws opened firing on policemen as soon as they tried to surround their hideout.

He added that firing by outlaws resulted into inflicting injuries to one of their own female relative while they left their hideout and continued exchange of firing with law enforcers in the nearby fields. “The wounded female was shifted to civil hospital Naurang by police”, he said, adding that a case was registered against her for sheltering wanted criminals.

He said the criminals also hurled a hand grenade on police party but luckily no one was hurt. He said that reinforcement was sent to the village from police lines and other police stations as the exchange of firing continued for nearly one hour.

Idrees said that both outlaws identified as Humayun, resident of Mammakhel village, and Noor Badshah, a resident of North Waziristan Agency, were killed in retaliatory firing besides police seized a klashankov rifle, a pistol and a hand grenade from them. “The killed criminals were wanted by police in murder, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping for ransom and other cases”, he maintained.