A senior police officer was martyred and three others injured in an intelligence-based operation against terrorists on Tuesday in the Mardan area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Superintendent of Police (SP) Ijaz Khan embraced martyrdom while a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was injured in the operation.

The counter-terrorism department (CTD) confirmed in its statement that two terrorists got killed in the exchange of firing in Katlang Tehsil, Mardan. A most wanted militant, Mohsin Kadir, was also killed in the intelligence-based operation.

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The injured police officers were shifted to the hospital right after the incident.

Following the incident, the funeral prayers of SP Ijaz were performed and attended by District Police Officer (DPO) Najeeb and other police officials.