Seeing the cops outside, the terrorists opened fire on security forces during the raid. Four terrorists were killed in the ensuing encounter. A civilian was also accidentally killed in the shootout.
One of the militants killed was identified as Muhammad Islam. The security source said that Islam had ties to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
He was said to responsible for orchestrating the Nov 23 suicide attack near a Shia Imambargah in lower Orakzai's Kalaya Bazaar that left at least 32 people dead and 31 injured.