PESHAWAR: A terrorist from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Shehryar Mehsud group was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Ladha area of South Waziristan tribal district on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during intense exchange of fire, one terrorist, Peer alias Asad was killed. The killed terrorist was an active member of TTP since 2006.

The military’s media said the slain terrorist had joined the Baitullah Mehsud group and remained involved in activities against security forces and after the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, he joined the Shehryar Mehsud group.

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 April 03, an active TTP terrorist Ashrafullah alias Toofani was killed in an operation by the security forces in North Waziristan.

According to ISPR, a sanitisation operation conducted in Boya area of North Waziristan after reports were received about presence of terrorists. During intense exchange of fire, terrorist Ashrafullah alias Toofani, resident of Boya, was killed. The ISPR said the killed terrorist remained involved in target killing, terrorist activities against security forces, extortion and planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

On March 06, eight terrorists were killed in clashes with the security forces in North Waziristan.

The military’s media wing said the security forces carried out two operations in Boya and Dosali areas of North Waziristan over the information of presence of terrorists. During the operations, eight terrorists, including a commander, were killed.

On March 05, three persons, including two militants, were killed, while one security personnel sustained injuries in firing incidents in North Waziristan.

Sources said a security personnel was injured when militants opened fire on the security forces during a search operation in Manzarkhel area of Dattakhel tehsil. The security forces retaliated and killed two militants.

On February 25, the security forces killed a ‘high-value’ target during an intelligence-based operation in Tiarza area of South Waziristan.

According to ISPR, the suspect was identified as TTP commander Nooristan alias Hasan Baba.



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