ISLAMABAD: An Islamic State-linked terrorist leader was killed by police in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during a raid on his hideout in Peshawar, the provincial capital, according to police sources.
According to reports, the counter-terrorism branch of the police conducted the operation on Thursday at the hideaway of the terrorist who opened fire on officers after being cornered. During the exchange of fire, the terrorist was killed, while his accomplice managed to flee, according to the sources.
According to sources on condition of anonymity stated that the terrorist was a local commander of the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Pakistan, who was involved in a number of terrorist activities, including a recent attack on a mosque in Peshawar that killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more.
According to the reports, the terrorist was also wanted for the murders of a priest and police officers, as well as other targeted homicides. The search for the terrorist's escaping accomplice is begun.