At least two ‘hardcore’ terrorists were killed, and 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 Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. 2 hardcore terrorists killed; 1 terrorist apprehended,” the ISPR observed.
On October 2, Pakistan Army killed two hardcore terrorists including an IED [improvised explosive device] expert in an area of North Waziristan, a tribal district of Khyber-Paktunkhwa (K-P).
“Security Forces conducted IBO [intelligence based operation] on terrorist hideout in Boya, North Waziristan. 2 hardcore terrorists including an IED specialist killed while one terrorist apprehended,” said a statement issued by ISPR.
The military’s media wing said 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 in an IBO in North Waziristan smashed a high profile terrorist network, killing its ringleader and his four associates and arrested 10 others.
The military’s media wing stated that wanted terrorist Wasim Zakaria was the mastermind of the 30 difference act 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.