The security forces conducted two separate operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and killed at least seven terrorists, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement on Thursday.
In Khyber Pakhtunkwa, security forces launched an operation in the Hamzoni general area of North Waziristan district after receiving reports of terrorists hiding therein. The ISPR said that during the intense exchange of fire, six terrorists were killed. The terrorists have been identified as Muhammad Ali, Mateeullah, Muhammad Umar, Akhtar Hussain, Sher, and Waseem.
The military’s media wing added that weapons, ammunition, and other equipment were also recovered from the hideout of the slain terrorists. Ammunition recovered included submachine guns, hand grenades, mines, handcuffs, and a large number of multiple calibre rounds.
“The killed terrorists were involved in terrorist activities against security forces, target killing and kidnapping for ransom,” said the ISPR.
It added that residents of the area lauded the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate terrorism from the area.