PESHAWAR: Two terrorists were killed, while a soldier embraced martyrdom during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Spinwam area of North Waziristan tribal district, said Inter-Services Public Relations said on Saturday.
Following an intense exchange of fire, the two terrorists were eliminated, the ISPR said, adding that the slain terrorists were affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
“Killed terrorists were active members of TTP in Spinwam, North Waziristan, and involved in terrorist activities against security forces,” the military’s media wing said.
During the IBO, a soldier of Pakistan Army Naik Nazakat Khan embraced martyrdom. Naik Nazakat Khan, 32, was a resident of Attock district.
Militants were driven out from the tribal districts in military operations, but still terrorists sometimes attack the security forces from their leftover hideouts. The security forces also conduct IBOs after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of attacks.
On June 02, a soldier was martyred in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) near a military check post in Kaniguram area of South Waziristan.
According to ISPR, Lance Naik Waqas Ahmed, 26, who embraced Shahadat, was a resident of Karachi. Official sources said a bomb disposal team of Baloch Regiment was going to check post near Karama area when they stepped over an IED laid by terrorists.
On May 22, a Pakistani soldier embraced martyrdom as terrorists from Afghanistan across the international border opened fire on a military post in North Waziristan.
According to ISPR, Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner to the attack. During exchange of fire, Sepoy Umar Daraz, 32, resident of Jhang district, embraced Shahadat.
On May 05, the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan during which two terrorists were killed.
According to ISPR, during the exchange of fire with the terrorists in Dosali area North Waziristan, an officer, identified as Captain Faheem, and two soldiers, identified as Sepoy Shafi and Sepoy Naseem, embraced martyrdom.
On April 13, a terrorist from the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Shehryar Mehsud group was killed in an IBO in the Ladha area of South Waziristan tribal district.