Two TTP commanders among five terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

PESHAWAR: Five terrorists were killed as security forces conducted two intelligence-based operations in Mir Ali and Khaisur areas of North Waziristan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, five terrorists were killed including two terrorist commanders identified as Syed Raheem Abid and Saifullah Noor of the proscibed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP).

The military’s press wing said that terrorist commander Syed Raheem Abid was involved in 17  terrorist activities against security forces since 2007. He was in charge of two suicide bombing centre in Wana and Mir Ali areas and was tasked by “hostile agencies for target killing, recruiting new terrorists and organizing them”.

The ISPR said Syed Raheem was involved in several terrorist activities from November 2020 till January 2021. He was involved in the killing of four tribal chiefs in Mir Ali, three engineers working in a company in North Waziristan and many IED attacks. Besides this, the ISPR said that another terrorist Saifullah Noor was directly involved in different IED attacks on security forces in Khaisur.

In a similar operation earlier this month, two terrorists including an IED expert were killed during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan.

The security forces conducted two separate intelligence-based operations on terrorist hideouts. As soon as troops cordoned off the area, terrorists opened fire in an effort to flee from the area but were killed by security forces.

During intense exchange of fire, three Pak Army soldiers embraced martyrdom. They were identified as Sepoy Azaib Ahmed, Sepoy Zia-ul-Islam and Lance Naik Abbass Khan.