Three terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

Three terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least three suspected terrorists were killed in gun battle with security forces in North Waziristan on Saturday.

According to Inter-services Public Relations, media wing of the Pak-Army, the intelligence-based operation (IBO) took place in Ghulam Khan Kalay area North Waziristan district.

The militants were involved in attack on security forces, said ISPR. During the operation, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered.

Last week, security forces gunned down seven suspected terrorists in the same area.

North Waziristan, which borders with Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces, has witnessed an uptick in militancy and attacks on security forces.

It is pertinent to mention here that on June 27, at least seven terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Ghulam Khan Kalay area of the North Waziristan. Two soldiers were also martyred in exchange of fire.

On June 18, a soldier embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire with the terrorists in Miranshah area. In a statement, ISPR said that a terrorist, later identified as Ziaullah, was also killed in the operation.

On June 18, six people were killed in two separate incidents in the district, according to the police.

The first incident occurred in Mir Ali Tehsil where unidentified armed men kidnapped two people from Khaddi Market. Later, the bodies of both victims were found on the bank of the Tochi River. They were shot in the head.

The police have not been able to trace the suspects while no organization has so far claimed responsibility.

The second incident occurred near Haider Khel village in the same tehsil in which Youth of Waziristan chief Waqar and his three friends including Asad, Hammad, and Suneed were shot dead by unidentified motorcyclists.



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