PESHAWAR: Six terrorists, including a highly wanted commander, were killed in an operation by the security forces in North Waziristan tribal district on Monday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), wanted terrorist Wasim Zakaria along with his five associates were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. It said 10 terrorists were also arrested during the operation.

Wasim Zakaria belonged to Haiderikhel area of Mir Ali and was the mastermind of 30 different terrorist acts from 2019 till now. He was directly involved in target killings in the area including those of government officials and CSS officer Zubaidullah Dawar. He also committed attacks on security forces and Army convoy near Hasukhel.

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.

The IBO in Mir Ali was carried out a day after two security personnel, including an officer, were injured in an attack by militants in the same area.

The injured soldiers were identified as Captain Farhan and Naik Asif. The security forces conducted an operation in the area during which the traders of Mir Ali closed the whole bazaar.

On September 05, three terrorists were killed in a clash with the security forces in South Waziristan tribal district.

Sources said a clash happened between the security forces and terrorists in Kaskai area in Sarwakai tehsil. The terrorists opened fire on the security forces and in retaliatory fire three terrorists were killed.

On September 03, three soldiers, including an officer, embraced martyrdom and four others were injured when they were attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) in North Waziristan.

On August 30, three soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in firing on the security forces by terrorists during a search operation in South Waziristan.

According to ISPR, terrorists opened fire on the security forces during a search operation in which three soldiers were martyred.

On August 25, the security forces foiled an attack of terrorists in Ladha area of South Waziristan and killed one terrorist.

On August 21, the security forces and police in their joint action in South Waziristan  foiled a terrorist plot and recovered two suicide jackets.

On August 09, a soldier was injured in a remote control bomb blast in North Waziristan.