Two security forces personnel martyred in Kurram District IBO

Three terrorists were killed in an intense exchange of fire.

RAWALPINDI: Two security forces personnel were martyred during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram District, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.

According to the military’s media wing, the operation was conducted after security forces received reports of terrorists’ presence in the area. During intense exchange of fire, three terrorists were killed while two security official embraced martyrdom.  

“Meanwhile, an a-cordon-and-search operation is underway to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area,” the ISPR added. The security forces personnel who were martyred include Captain Basit, 25, who is a resident of Haripur; and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal, 22, who is a resident of Orakzai.

Last month, a soldier of the Frontier Corps Balochistan was martyred during an attack launched by militants on M-8 near Shapak, District Hoshab. Sepoy Kifait Ullah, a resident of Sibi, embraced martyrdom when militants attacked a water bowser through a pressurised IED.

On June 25, five FC soldiers were martyred in an attack by terrorists in Sibi, Balochistan, the ISPR had said in a statement. The terrorists targeted an FC patrol party in Sangan, District Sibi.

During an exchange of fire, heavy losses were inflicted on the terrorists in men and materials, the ISPR had said.