Pakistan’s security forces on Saturday killed a terrorist belonging to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an operation conducted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The military’s media wing said that an “Area Sanitisation Operation” was conducted in Boya area of the former tribal district on reports of terrorists’ presence.
“During intense exchange of fire, terrorist Ashrafullah alias Toofani, a resident of Boya, was killed,” ISPR said.
It further said that Ashrafullah was an active terrorist of TTP and remained involved in target killing and other terrorist activities against security forces, extortion and planting of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
On March 6, security forces conducted two intelligence-based operations (IBOs), killing at least eight terrorists including three commanders of TTP in North Waziristan.
“These terrorists remained involved in terrorist activities against security forces, law enforcement agencies and locals of the area since 2009 including IED attacks, firing, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion,” military’s media wing said.
On February 4, security forces killed four terrorists during a similar operation in North Waziristan.
The military’s media wing said that the operation was conducted after the security forces observed the presence of the terrorists in a compound in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area.
The ISPR said that 42-year-old resident of Chitral Naib Subedar Aminullah and a 24-year-old resident of Landi Kotal Sepoy Sher Zamin embraced martyrdom while four other soldiers sustained injuries during the operation.