Security forces kill 17 terrorists in two operations

One intelligence-based operation conducted in Tank and the other in Bagh area of Khyber district, says ISPR.

RAWALPINDI: After the operation in Peshawar left an army officer and a Jawan martyred in Sunday in Peshawar, security forces conducted two more operations in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and killed 17 terrorists.

The Peshawar operation had left five terrorists killed.

“Another was operation conducted in Tank District today, in which security forces own  engaged terrorists’ location, as a result of which ten terrorists were killed.”

The second engagement occurred in Bagh area of Khyber District during which seven terrorists were eliminated and two others injured. However, during the intense exchange of fire, five brave soldiers including Naik Muhammad Ashfaq Butt, Lance Naik Syed Danish Afkar, Sepoy Taimoor Malik, Sepoy Nadir Sageer and Sepoy Muahmmad Yasin, having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat.”

A large quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosives was also recovered from the killed terrorists, who remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against the security forces as well as the innocent civilians, said the ISPR.

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