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3 terrorists, including local commander, gunned down in Tirah

Commander was involved in multiple terrorist activities against LEAs, killing of innocent civilians, says ISPR

By Zarmeen Zehra
September 26, 2023
Armed security forces personnel seen in this undated image. — ISPR
Armed security forces personnel seen in this undated image. — ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three terrorists including a commander were killed by security forces during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Tirah, Khyber District, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Tuesday.

The security forces conducted the operation on the night of September 25-26 after they received reports of terrorists' presence in the area, said the statement by the military's media wing. 

"During the conduct of the operation, an intense fire exchange took place between own troops and terrorists which resulted in the killing of three terrorists," said the statement.

One of the terrorists included Commander Kifayat alias Tor Adnan who was actively involved in multiple terrorist activities against the law enforcement agencies as well as the killing of innocent civilians, read the statement.

"Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area," it said, adding that the security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism.

On September 24, a soldier was martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists during an IBO in the general area of Mir Ali in North Waziristan.

ISPR stated that Sepoy Shakeel Shafqat, 21, who was a resident of District Khanewal, embraced martyrdom while fighting gallantly.

Last month, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir said that Pakistan was acting as a bulwark against terrorism and the international community must realise the immense sacrifices rendered by the country.