One soldier martyred after IED blast in Gharayum tehsil of North Waziristan
- Soldier martyred in North Waziristan IED blast.
- ISPR says two terrorists were killed in DIK, while one was killed in South Waziristan.
- It said that cleanliness drive is going on to eliminate terrorists.
PESHAWAR: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said three terrorists were killed in two separate intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in Dera Ismail Khan and South Waziristan districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the media wing of the Army said that an IBO was conducted in the general area of Kulachi in Dera Ismail Khan district, following which two terrorists were killed in an intense exchange of fire on November 20, 2023.
ISPR said one more terrorist was killed during an operation in Kot Azam General area of South Waziristan.
“Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the three killed terrorists, who were actively involved in multiple terrorist activities against security forces as well as innocent civilians,” ISPR said.
Meanwhile, Sepoy Shahzeb, 26, resident of Rawalpindi, was martyred after an improvised explosive device blast in general area of Gharayum in North Waziristan district.
The statement said, “The sanitisation operation is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists present in the area as Pakistan’s security forces are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.” We do.”
Pakistan has faced a surge in terrorism in recent months, with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist organizations intensifying their crackdown against security forces.
In response, the state has also launched a campaign to curb terrorism.
The Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) said in a report released in October that security forces lost at least 386 personnel in the first nine months of 2023, the highest level in eight years.
In the third quarter of 2023, about 445 people lost their lives and 440 were injured in more than 190 terrorist attacks and counter-terrorism operations.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were the primary epicenters of violence, accounting for approximately 94% of all deaths and 89% of attacks (including incidents of terrorism and security forces operations) recorded during this period.