At least two “hardcore” terrorists were killed while another was arrested in an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) conducted by the security forces in Mir Ali town of North Waziristan on Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“Security forces conducted an IBO in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. Two hardcore terrorists [were] killed, [while] one terrorist was apprehended,” the military’s media wing said.
On October 2, Pakistan Army killed two hardcore terrorists, including an improvised explosive device (IED) expert, in an area of North Waziristan, a tribal district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
“Security forces conducted an IBO on terrorist hideout in Boya, North Waziristan. Two hardcore terrorists, including an IED specialist, [were] killed while one terrorist was apprehended,” a statement issued by the ISPR said.
The ISPR said that the terrorists were involved in heinous crimes, including killing of innocent locals, extortion, planning and executing more than 25 terrorist attacks on security forces.
In September, the security forces smashed a high profile terrorist network, killing its ringleader and his four associates and arrested 10 others in an IBO in North Waziristan.
The ISPR stated that wanted terrorist Wasim Zakaria was the mastermind of 30 different acts of terrorism since 2019, including target killings, attacks on security forces and other government officials.
Security forces conducted an IBO in Mir Ali town where five militants, including Zakaria, were killed while 10 were arrested, the ISPR said.