GILGIT: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police carried out a raid in a house to arrest most wanted criminals and as a result of exchange of firing 5 CTD personnel and 2 civilians were martyred and 5 were injured .
At least 15 CTD officials took part in operation. The operation was conducted on a tip-off.
The martyred personnel include Junaid, Shakeel, Sohrab, Ishtiaq and Ghulam Murtaza. The civilians who were killed are Izhar Ullah and Basharat.
The injured CTD personnel are sub inspector Nabi Jan, sepoy Shakar, sepoy Hidayat Karim,, sepoy Shan and Sepoy Muhammad Ali.
The injured and the dead bodies are shifted to hospital for medico legal proceedings. .
Mir Afzal Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan caretaker chief minister has summoned report of attack on the CTD team. He paid tribute to the martyrs besides expressing condolence with their family members .
He has directed to provide the best medical treatment to the injured.