Seven Pakistani troops martyred, 5 terrorists killed during Waziristan IBO


RAWALPINDI – Seven soldiers of Pakistani forces were martyred during intense exchange of fire with terrorists during an intelligence-based operation in South Waziristan, said military’s media wing on Wednesday.

Security forces conducted IBO in Asman Manza area on reported presence of terrorists.

“Cordon & search operation still in progress to eliminate any other terrorist found  in the area,” said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

A day earlier, two terrorists were killed in intense exchange of fire during an intelligence-based operation conducted by security forces on terrorist hideout in Datta Khel, North Waziristan district.

According to ISPR, the IBO was conducted on reported presence of Terrorists. Security forces recovered weapon and ammunition from the hideout.

Last month, Pakistan forces killed a terrorist in exchange of fire in North Waziristan. The forces carried out a search operation on a tip about the presence of terrorists in the Spin Wan area of North.

According to ISPR, the terrorists opened fire on the search operation team and in exchange for fire killed.

The security forces had also recovered some sophisticated weapons and ammunition near to the dead body terrorist. A search operation was underway in the area, the ISPR said.

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