PESHAWAR: Three terrorists have been killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) by the security forces in North Waziristan tribal district.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the IBO was carried out in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. The operation was carried out over credible information about presence of terrorists. Three terrorists associated with Aleem Khan Khushali group were killed in the operation.

The ISPR said these terrorists were involved in target killing, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and attacks on security forces.

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 February 15, two soldiers were martyred while eight others were injured in an attack on the security forces in South Waziristan.

Sources said a convoy of the security forces was attacked at Wana Bypass Road near Speen Jumaat in which two soldiers were martyred, while eight others were injured.

On February 12, four soldiers were martyred in an attack by terrorists on a security forces post in South Waziristan.

According to ISPR, the security forces responded promptly to the attack and killed four of the attackers during the raid in the Makeen area.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Lance Naik Imran Ali, Sepoy Atif Jahangir, Sepoy Aneesur Rehman and Sepoy Aziz.

On February 03, four terrorists were killed, while two soldiers were martyred during an operation in North Waziristan.

According to the ISPR, the security forces observed presence of terrorists in a compound in Mir Ali. “As soon as the troops cordoned off the area, terrorists opened fire. During intense exchange of fire, four terrorists were killed,” the military’s media wing said.

During the conduct of operation, Naib Subedar Aminullah and Sepoy Sher Zamin embraced martyrdom, while four soldiers got injured.

February 01, three terrorists were killed in an IBO by the security forces to thwart an infiltration attempt by terrorists close to Pak-Afghan border in Lower Dir.

An exchange of fire happened during the operation during which three terrorists were killed.

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