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Pakistan Army captain martyred, TTP terrorist killed in Tank operation

Captain Sikander aged 27-years-old hailed from Pakpattan. Source: ISPR.

PESHAWAR: A Pakistan Army captain embraced martyrdom on Thursday during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an operation after receiving information about the presence of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists in the area.

During the exchange of fire, Captain Sikander, aged 27-years-old who hailed from Pakpattan, was martyred. It said TTP terrorist commander Khawazadin alias Sher Khan was killed, adding that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout.

On Tuesday, security forces killed ten terrorists in a similar operation in the South Waziristan tribal district. The ISPR said security forces conducted the operation after receiving information that terrorists were present at a hideout in the area.

During intense exchange of fire, ten terrorists, including four commanders, were killed while weapons and a large quantity of ammunition were also recovered.

In a separate incident that occurred the same day, a Frontier Corps (FC) soldier was martyred and another injured after terrorists targeted a check post from across the Iran border.

The ISPR had said that terrorists had targeted the checkpost in Chukab area of Balochistan from across the Pakistan-Iran border. As a result, Sepoy Maqbool Shah was martyred while another soldier was injured. The statement further said that Iranian authorities had been informed of the incident.

On Sept 20, a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan.

Security Forces conducted an operation in Mir Ali during which TTP terrorist commander Safiullah was killed. He was allegedly involved in the killing of four women of an NGO in February 2021 and the targeted killing of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) engineers in November 2020.

The TTP commander was also involved in planning and execution of IED attacks on security forces, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.