KHAR: Two commanders of a proscribed organisation were killed in an action by the security forces in Bajaur tribal district on Sunday night.

Several terrorists were also arrested during the action. The action was taken on a tip off from sensitive agencies. The sources said that commanders of banned outfit Zubair and Azizur Rehman were killed during the intelligence-based operation. The operation was carried out late in the night over information of presence of militants.

An officer of the security forces was also injured during the exchange of fire who was shifted to hospital. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the hideout of the militants.

Few days earlier, a terrorist commander Khalil alias Yasin was killed during any operation by the security forces.

Militant commander Zubair was wanted to the security forces in several cases of attacks on security forces. The other commander, Fida, was hiding in Bajaur and had recently returned from Karachi. The security forces have recently stepped up action against militants in Bajaur.

On October 15, a soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom, while another was injured in a cross-border attack in Bajaur tribal district.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said in a tweet that terrorists based in Afghanistan opened fire on the Pakistan Army post along Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the local media.

On July 29, a soldier was martyred in a cross border attack by terrorists from Afghanistan.

According to the ISPR, Lance Naik Samiullah was martyred in cross border attack. The martyred soldier belonged to Jablok area of Upper Dir district of KP.

On July 14, a girl was injured when a mortar shell fired from Afghan side landed at a house in Bajaur.

Local sources said the mortar fired from Kunar province of Afghanistan landed at the house of a local person, Latifullah, in Kaga village in Mamond tehsil due to which a 22-year-old girl was injured. The house was also partially damaged and cattle were also killed.

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