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Forces killed 8 terrorists, apprehended 5 in KP, ISPR

Rawalpindi: Security Forces have killed eight terrorists and apprehended five in two districts of KP, Army said in a press statement on Thursday.

According to ISPR statement, on September 21, security forces conducted intelligence based operations in two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which resulted in killing of eight terrorists and apprehension of five terrorists and their facilitators.

During conduct of first operation in general area Jani Khel, Bannu District, intense fire exchange took place between troops and terrorists.

Resultantly, six terrorists were killed while five were apprehended. These terrorists were involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces, including facilitation of Motorcycle Borne Suicide attack on a military convoy at Jani Khel on 31 August 23, in which nine brave sons of soil laid their lives.

In another operation in general area Datta Khel, North Waziristan District, two terrorists were killed in a fierce encounter between security forces and terrorists.

Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from killed terrorists. Sanitization of the surrounding areas is being carried out to neutralize any other terrorist found in the area.

Locals of the area appreciated the operation. Security forces of Pakistan remain determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism.