Tuesday April 23, 2024

SP martyred in Mardan IBO

A DSP and two other officials also sustained injuries in the IBO carried out against terrorists in Mardan by the LEAs

By Abubakar Saddiq
February 27, 2024
Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan. — Provided by the reporter
Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan. — Provided by the reporter 

PESHAWAR: Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan was martyred while a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and two other officials sustained injuries in an intelligence-based operation against terrorists in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

According to the counter-terrorism department (CTD), two wanted terrorists were also killed in the exchange of fire in Mardan's Katlang tehsil. One of them included Mohsin Kadir, who was a most wanted militant. 

The injured police officials were shifted to a hospital. Following the incident, the funeral prayers of SP Ijaz were performed and were attended by District Police Officer (DPO) Najeeb and other police officials.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Inspector General Police (IGP) Akhtar Hayat Khan, while speaking to Geo News, said that SP Ijaz was martyred after terrorists attacked them with a hand grenade.

He said that the militants, Hasan Qadir and his accomplices, were active in the area for 15 years and had a bounty of over 10 million.

"There were more than 30 cases against Hasan Qadir including extortion and murder," he said, adding that he used to give shelter to the terrorists of Swat.

Cop in Peshawar martyred 

On the other hand, a police officer, Qaisar Khan, also embraced martyrdom after he was gunned down by motorcyclists on Monday night in Peshawar. 

The picture shows the site of the attack in Peshawar. — Provided by the reporter
The picture shows the site of the attack in Peshawar. — Provided by the reporter

The funeral prayer of policeman Qaisar was performed at Malik Saad Police Lines. It was attended by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kashif Aftab Abbasi and other police officials. 

According to the statistics issued by the Department of Interior and Tribal Affairs KP, the areas most affected by terrorism include Peshawar, Khyber, Bajaur, and Tank while DI Khan and North Waziristan and South Waziristan are included in the terror-affected areas.

The documents of the Home and Tribal areas revealed that a total of 1,050 incidents of terrorism took place in KP last year while 419 incidents of terrorism took place in the arranged districts, and 631 incidents in the merged districts.