RAWALPINDI: Four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers and a Levies sub-inspector were martyred in North Waziristan’s Spinwam after terrorists targeted their vehicle, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.
According to the military’s media wing, a clearance operation was in progress to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
The deceased security officials were identified as 35-year-old Havaldar Zahid, 37-year-old Havaldar Ishaq, 28-year-old Lance Naik Wali, 28-year-old Lance Naik Abdul Majeed and 38-year-old Sub-inspector Javed.
On Thursday, a Pakistan Army captain was martyred during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists.
The ISPR said that security forces conducted an operation after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the area. During the exchange of fire, Captain Sikander was martyred, the statement said.
“TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan was killed. Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout,” the statement added.
A couple of days earlier, 10 terrorists, including four commanders, were gunned down by security forces in an intelligence-based operation in the South Waziristan tribal district.
In a statement, the military’s media wing said the operation — where terrorists and the security forces exchanged heavy fire — was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists.
These terrorists were planning to conduct more acts of terrorism inside South Waziristan, the ISPR said, highlighting that the army is determined to root out the menace of terrorism from the country at all costs.