Eight Militants Killed In South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

ISPR says terrorists were actively involved in numerous terror attacks against security forces and civilians.

Eight Militants Killed In South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

Security forces killed eight terrorists in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in South Waziristan, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday.

According to the military's media wing, the operation was carried out in the general region of Sararogha due to the reported presence of terrorists.

"During the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place between troops and terrorists, resulting in the killing of eight terrorists," said the statement.

According to the ISPR, the slain militants were actively involved in many terrorist acts against security personnel and innocent civilians.

In addition, security officers recovered weapons, ammo, and explosives from their possession.

The operation is being carried out to eliminate any more terrorists identified in the region, as Pakistan's security forces are committed to eradicating terrorism from the country, the ISPR said.

Last week, two soldiers were martyred when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a security force vehicle in the Razmak region of North Waziristan.

The soldiers who embraced martyrdom were identified as Lance Naik Ehsan Badshah, 33, a resident of Karak district, and Lance Naik Sajid Hussain, 30, a resident of Kurram district.

Terrorism has increased in the country in recent months, with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist groups expanding their attacks on security personnel.

In response, the state has also begun counter-terrorism operations.