5 terrorists killed, soldier martyred in North Waziristan


Five terrorists were killed and a Pakistan Army soldier was martyred during an “intense exchange of fire” after security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Sunday.

According to the handout by the military’s media affairs wing, security forces conducted the IBO on the reported presence of terrorists. The ISPR identified four of the terrorists as Habib Nawaz, Waheedullah, Abdur Rehman and Muhammadullah. “Identification of the fifth terrorist is in progress,” it added. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists, including sub-machine guns, hands grenades and a large quantity of multiple calibre rounds. “These terrorists were involved in terrorist activities against security forces, target killing and kidnapping for ransom,” the ISPR said.

The military also identified the martyred soldier as 28-year-old Sepoy Shabbir Ahmed, a resident of Quetta. “Ahmed having fought gallantly and inflicting casualties upon the terrorists, embraced shahadat during the intense fire fight.”

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