A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander was killed while an army officer martyred in an exchange of fire in Tank on Thursday, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “TTP terrorist commander Khawaza Din alias Sher Khan was killed in an exchange of fire,” the ISPR added.
Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout, it said.
“During the intense exchange of fire, Captain Sikandar, 27, from Pakpatan embraced shahadat,” said the ISPR.
SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: A couple of days ago, 10 terrorists, including four commanders, were gunned down by security forces in South Waziristan.
In a statement, the ISPR had said that the IBO was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists.
Security forces cordoned off the hideout and recovered weapons and a large stash of ammunition.
The ISPR had said the slain terrorists were actively involved in planting IEDs, conducting fire raids, and target killing of innocent civilians.
These terrorists were planning to conduct more acts of terrorism inside South Waziristan, the ISPR had said, adding that the Army is determined to root out the menace of terrorism from the country at all costs.