RAWALPINDI: Security forces killed three terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Tank area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Saturday.
The security forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in KP’s Tank area, according to the military’s media wing.
“Three terrorists were killed during an intense exchange of fire,” the ISPR stated, adding that weapons and ammunition were discovered in the terrorists’ hands.
The assassinated terrorists “continued to engage in extortion and terrorist activities against security forces and innocent citizens.”
“Locals in the area appreciated the security forces’ operation and assured [them] of their full support in eliminating the menace of terrorism,” it added.
The Tank operation comes amid an increase in terrorist activity around the country, particularly in KP and Balochistan, since the outlawed militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan broke its ceasefire with the government in November.
Three Pakistani Army soldiers and three children were killed in a suicide attack in the North Waziristan area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province earlier in May, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the ISPR, three soldiers and three innocent children were killed in a suicide attack in the Miramshah area of North Waziristan district.
Havaldar Zubair Qadir and soldiers Aziz Asfar and Qasim Maqsood Umar were among those killed. According to the military’s media wing, the martyred youngsters are 11-year-old Ahmed Hasan, eight-year-old Ahsan, and four-year-old Anam.