Four terrorists killed in intelligence-based operation in KP: ISPR
- Web Desk
- Oct 20, 2023
ISLAMABAD: One terrorist was apprehended and four were killed during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) carried out by the Pakistani Army in the Semu Wanda area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lakki Marwat, according to a statement released by the military’s media wing on Friday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a fierce exchange of fire between the troops and terrorists took place, and as a result, “four terrorists were sent to hell,” while one who was injured was arrested by the security forces.
The operation was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists in the area, according to ISPR.
“These terrorists remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as target killing of innocent civilians,” the statement added.
The military stated that during the raid, they recovered a cache of weapons, tools, and explosives.
“Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism,” the statement added.
In the wake of the breakdown of talks with the banned militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in November of last year, the group has escalated its attacks, focusing primarily on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police and areas bordering Afghanistan.
Simultaneously, insurgents in Balochistan have increased their violent activities and established a formal alliance with the TTP.