At least four terrorists have been killed in an exchange of fire with security forces during an intelligence-based operation in the general area of Semu Wanda, Lakki Marwat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Friday.
In a statement, the military media wing said that the operation was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists on the night of October 19/20. One terrorist got injured and was apprehended by the security forces.
“These terrorists remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as target killing of innocent civilians,” it said and added that a cache of arms, equipment and explosives were also recovered during the operation.
“Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism,” the statement said.
At least four soldiers were martyred in two different gun battles with terrorists in North and South Waziristan districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa earlier this week.
🚨#ISPR 4 Terrorists Eliminated
On night 19/20 October 2023, security forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in area of Semu Wanda, Lakki Marwat District, on reported presence of terrorists.
During conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place… pic.twitter.com/vqjwKu2XdY
— Pakistan Armed Forces News 🇵🇰 (@PakistanFauj) October 20, 2023
In the North Waziristan operation, at least six terrorists, including a high-value target and terrorist ringleader Hazrat Zaman alias Khawarey Mullah, were killed.