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QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have killed five terrorists belonging to an outlawed organization in the Aghberg area of the provincial capital. The Spokesman of CTD said five terrorists associated with the banned TTP were killed during an exchange of fire in Aghberg on Thursday morning.

An operation was planned over information provided by an alleged TTP terrorist, identified as Naseebullah, who was in custody, the Spokesman mentioned in a statement released to the local press on Thursday afternoon.

The CTD added that during the course of an investigation, the accused revealed the presence of his associates in Quetta and divulged that they were “in advance planning of carrying out a terrorist activity in Quetta soon”.

“An operation was planned and terrorists were identified over the information provided by the arrested accused person who was nominated in FIR number 84-2023,” the statement said.

Elaborating on the details of the operation, the CTD statement said when police were setting up a security cordon outside the TTP hideout, terrorists opened indiscriminate fire and tried to escape.

“Two terrorists tried to escape on a motorcycle but the raiding party took precautionary measures and retaliated,” it added. “Additional force was called and the fleeing terrorists were contained.”

As a result, the CTD said, four TTP militants were killed, while the “arrested accused person” was severely injured by the firing of his associates. The Spokesman said the dead terrorists were involved in a series of attacks in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

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