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Shootout between Pakistani Taliban and police during raid kills 4 security officials, 3 insurgents


PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say security forces have raided a hideout of the Pakistani Taliban on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar. The raid Wednesday triggered a shootout that killed four security forces and three insurgents. A police officer said that a militant commander was among the insurgents killed in the raid which took place in the town of Mattani. There was no immediate comment from the Pakistani Taliban — who are known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP — and are an ally of the Afghan Taliban. TTP has stepped up its attacks on security forces since the Afghan Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 2021.

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