Six cops injured in Abbottabad clash; eight suspected militants arrested

ABBOTTABAD: At least six police officials were injured and eight militants were arrested in an exchange of fire during search operation here in the wee hours of Thursday.

According to details, on a tip off about presence of militants in the area, police launched a search operation in Mangal area near Abbottabad where an encounter between police and militants took place in which five police officials, including one SP, one DSP, one Inspector and two other cops sustained injuries.

At least eight alleged terrorists were also arrested during the search operation. The arrested persons were shifted to some undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, security was put on high alert in Hazara Division. Security was also beefed up at Haripur Jail and government offices in Mansehra after the search operation.