IS commander killed near Islamabad: officials

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 18 — Pakistani anti-terrorism personnel killed a commander of the militant group Islamic State (IS) near the country’s capital of Islamabad on Friday, officials said.

Two members of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) were also injured when Ehsan Sattai, the IS commander, in exchange of firing, in the outskirts of Murree, a scenic town, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad.
Two IS activists escaped during the shootout, officials said.

The CTD members raided a house early morning on a tip off that the suspects were hiding there. The suspects were planning to attack media houses in Islamabad and the nearby Rawalpindi city, an official told the media.

The authorities recovered rifles, explosives, bomb-making equipment and suicide vest, he said.

The suspects refused to surrender and threw a hand grenade at the raiding party, the official said. Both sides exchanged fire.

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