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Eight terrorists killed in S Waziristan operation

Terrorists, including commander Jan Muhammad, were gunned down in intense fire exchange during the operation

By Zarmeen Zehra
April 05, 2023
An AFP file photo of security forces personnel.
An AFP file photo of security forces personnel.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Wednesday that eight terrorists, including a commander, were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in South Waziristan's Shin Warsak area.

The development comes as security forces have ramped up operations against militants across the country after an uptick in terror activities recently.

In a statement, the military's media wing said the terrorists — including commander Jan Muhammad alias Chargh — were gunned down in an intense fire exchange during the operation.

But during the exchange of fire, Sepoy Hamid Rasool, 31, a resident of Rawalpindi, fought gallantly and embraced martyrdom. Moreover, four personnel, including two officers got injured, the ISPR said.

Sepoy Hamid Rasool, 31, a resident of Rawalpindi, embraced martyrdom during an operation in South Waziristan, on April 5, 2023. — ISPR
Sepoy Hamid Rasool, 31, a resident of Rawalpindi, embraced martyrdom during an operation in South Waziristan, on April 5, 2023. — ISPR

The ISPR said weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists. The terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and the killing of innocent citizens.

"Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the statement mentioned.