11 Militants, Including Commander, Eliminated In South Waziristan: ISPR

11 Militants, Including Commander, Eliminated In South Waziristan: ISPR
At least 11 terrorists, including a militant commander and 2 suicide bombers, were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Tanai area of Wana in South Waziristan tribal district on Thursday, the military’s media affairs wing ISPR said.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces “successfully foiled a high-profile terrorist activity” by executing the operation.

“During intense exchange of fire, 11 terrorists, including terrorist commander Hafizullah alias Toor Hafiz and two suicide bombers, were killed,” ISPR said.

The ISPR added that a substantial cache of weapons and ammunition was also recovered from the killed terrorists.

“The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces, and target killing of police in South Waziristan district,” the ISPR said.

Over the past few months, the country's security situation has worsened, with proscribed terrorist groups like the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic State group, Hafiz Gul Bahadur (HGB) network, and Baloch separatist groups executing attacks with impunity across Pakistan.

The TTP ended its ceasefire with the government in late November 2022, and ordered its militants to carry out attacks across Pakistan.