A captain of the Pakistan Army was martyred and a commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Tank district of Dera Ismail Khan, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday.
“Security Forces conducted an IBO in Tank on the reported presence of terrorists. TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan got killed,” the ISPR said.
The military’s media wing further added that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout.
“During intense exchange of fire, Captain Sikandar, age 27 years from Pakpattan embraced shahadat,” the ISPR stated.
Two days ago, 10 terrorists including four commanders were killed in an IBO carried out by security forces in K-P’s South Waziristan district on the reported presence of a militant hideout.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the terrorists remained actively involved in planting improvised explosive devices (IED), conducting fire raids and target killing of innocent civilians. They were planning to conduct more acts of terrorism inside South Waziristan.
Earlier this month, two soldiers embraced martyrdom after an IED exploded during the security forces’ area-clearance operation being conducted in the North Waziristan district of K-P.