Two terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

Security forces on Friday killed two terrorists during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, the military said in a statement.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, terrorists Abdullah Khadri and Khalid aka Janan were killed during the operation conducted on the reported presence of terrorists in the area.

It said that the killed militants remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities in the area including target killing of innocent civilians.

It further said that the sanitisation operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area as the security forces of Pakistan are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country.

In recent months, the country has experienced a rise in terrorist activities, particularly in K-P and Balochistan. As per CTD, 560 acts of terrorism were reported in the tribal areas of K-P in 2023.

Data obtained from the CTD showed that there have been 209 attacks on security personnel in 2023 compared to 124 in 2022; 243 attacks on police compared to 118 in 2022; 167 policemen and officers have attained martyrdom in terrorist attacks in 2023, compared to 83 in 2022; and 101 soldiers and officers have attained martyrdom last year, compared to 96 in the year before last.

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