CHILAS: At least seven people including 5 personnel of Counter Terror Department (CTD) lost lives in a raid that was conducted to arrest a proclaimed offender.
According to information gathered by the Regional Telegraph, a CTD from Gilgit conducted raid in Ronai Mohallah of Chilas at around 2am last night, during which heavy exchange of fire took place.
As a result of the gunfire battle, 5 CTD personnel identified as SIP CTD Sohrab, Constbale Junaid, Constable Shakeel, Constable Ishtiaque and Constable Ghulam Murtaza lost lives.
Besides these,two civilians identified as Izharullah and Basharatullah were also killed during exchange of fire.
Inspector CTD Nabi Jan, Constable Shukur, Constable Hidayat Kareem, Constable Shan and Constable Muhammad Ali were injured in the encounter.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ronai Mohallah of Chilas had hit headlines in 2018 when miscreants torched at least 13 girls schools here and in surrounding areas.