Security forces kill five terrorists in Waziristan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Security forces on Monday killed five terrorists, including a high-profile and wanted terrorist, Wasim Zakaria.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Mir Ali where five militants, including Zakaria, were gunned down and 10 were arrested, ISPR said. 

It further said Commander Wasim Zakaria hailed from the Haider Khel area and since September 2019, had been a mastermind of 30 terrorist attacks. 

“Terrorist Wasim was involved in target killing activities and the martyrdom of CSS officer Zubaidullah Dawar,” said the ISPR.

“The militant was also directly involved in attacks on security forces. He had also attacked an army convoy at Hasu Khel”, it added. 

Earlier, three suspected terrorists from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in a shootout with security forces in South Waziristan on September 6.

According to police, a shootout between security forces and the insurgents took place in the Shahsur Kaskai area of Servekai tehsil.

 They said that TTP militants attacked a military convoy which triggered the exchange of fire between the two sides.

Three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. The terrorists were identified as Shamsuddin, Rehmatullah and Adil Khan.

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