Security forces immediately cordoned off the area.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, said on Tuesday that the terrorists opened fire on a police checkpost in the Khutti area of Dera Ismail Khan district of the province.
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The ISPR said that security forces immediately cordoned off the area, blocking all possible escape routes, adding that the fleeing terrorists were intercepted later and killed after an exchange of fire, Xinhua news agency reported.
It said that three army personnel also lost their lives in the exchange of fire.
Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the killed terrorists, the ISPR added.
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"During an intense exchange of fire, a notorious terrorist commander named Muhammad Noor alias Sarakai was killed," said the ISPR, adding that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorist.
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