PESHAWAR - A police constable of the Special Police Force was martyred while a terrorist was killed during an encounter with terrorists at a police check post near Mashugagar in the limits of Badabher police station Thursday.

On getting information that militants could enter Mashogagar area any time, the local police took extraordinary security measures and kept tight vigil on movement of suspects.

Meantime, a police party deployed at the border check post in the area of Badhaber intercepted a taxi carrying two passengers.

Upon interception, the passengers in an attempt to escape started indiscriminate firing and hurled hand grenades on the police party.

In retaliation, the police opened fires at them.

Meanwhile, one of the fleeing militants was killed while a cop, also a resident of Badhaber area, embraced martyrdom.

The police took the militant’s dead body into custody and also recovered sophisticated arms & ammo from their possession.

Meanwhile, Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) police foiled a major terrorist attempt in Peshawar by defusing RCIED weighting 6 kgs planted adjacent to Ring Road.