A militant commander involved in the killing of four women working with an NGO has been gunned down in an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan tribal district, the military said.
The security forces conducted IBO [intelligence-based operation] in Mir Ali, North Waziristan on confirmation of presence of terrorists, military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement on Tuesday.
During the exchange of fire, terrorist commander Hassan alias Sajna of TTP’s Hafiz Gul Bahadur group was killed, it said. According to the ISPR, Sajna was involved in the killing of four women workers in Mir Ali on Monday. “The killed terrorist remained involved in terrorists activities against security forces and peaceful civilians including IED attacks, kidnapping for ransom, target killing , extortion and also involved in recruiting terrorists,” it said. A cache of arms and weapons was also recovered during the operation, said the military’s media wing, adding that the area combing was carried out by the security forces following the operation.