At least one police official was martyred and two others were injured in a terrorist attack on the Hathala police station in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday night.
As per the police, the terrorists attacked the police station with heavy weapons, including hand grenades. The injured officers were transferred to the district hospital for medical treatment.
One police official succumbed to his injuries during treatment, he belonged to Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The terrorists destroyed the main gate of the police station, however, they retreated after a heavy exchange of fire with law enforcers.
Earlier, a notorious terrorist wanted in more than 10 cases by law enforcement agencies, met his end in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Dera Ismail Khan district.
Security forces and police acted on credible intelligence that the infamous terrorist, Haibat Khan, was present in Kulachi. They initiated a thorough door-to-door search operation in the area, leading to the successful outcome. Haibat Khan had a substantial reward of six million rupees on his capture, dead or alive, a police official told.
During the search operation, when security forces and police reached the house where the terrorist was hiding, Haibat Khan and his associates opened fire at the search party. In the ensuing exchange of gunfire, Haibat Khan was killed, while his aides managed to escape. Notably, Haibat Khan was wanted in 10 terrorism cases, making his elimination a significant achievement.
The official added that an AK-47 rifle and hand grenades were recovered from his possession.