NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At lest five terrorists were killed and a soldier was martyred during an intense exchange of fire after security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan on Monday.
The security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) on the reported presence of terrorists in Jhallar Algad area of North Waziristan, said the military’s media affairs wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.
During the operation, officials said that as security forces closed in on the terrorist hideout, an intense fire exchange took place between security forces and terrorists.
During the ensuing intense exchange of fire, at least five terrorists were killed.
The clash also left a soldier dead. ISPR said 25-year-oold Sepoy Nasir Khan, a resident of the neighboring South Waziristan District, fought gallantly but embraced shahadat.
A sanitization operation was launched in the area to eliminate any other terrorists hiding there.
Later, after a search of the hideout, security officials said they had recovered weapons, ammunition and explosives from the possession of the terrorists.
The military said that these terrorists were actively involved in attacks against security forces apart from killing innocent citizens.