As many as four terrorists were killed by security forces during an intelligence-based operation in the Jhallar Fort area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district on the night between Sunday and Monday, the military’s media affairs wing said.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday, the operation was conducted based on the reported presence of terrorists in the Jhallar Fort’s general area.
The statement added that while the operation was underway, four terrorists were killed during an intense exchange of fire, with one of the terrorists identified as Zar Saadullah.
The “identification of the remaining terrorists is in progress,” the statement said.
It went on to add that weapons and ammunition were found in the possession of the killed terrorists, who were “actively involved in terrorism activities against security forces”.
“Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the area,” the statement read.
This comes days after four soldiers were martyred in North Waziristan’s Hassan Khel area during an exchange of fire with terrorists attempting to infiltrate Pakistan from Afghanistan.
At the time, the ISPR had said that the terrorists’ attempt was foiled and they had “suffered heavy casualties”.