Two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan – 27 Feb 2023

Troops killed two terrorists during a shootout while two others were apprehended

Two soldiers were martyred during an exchange of fire with militants in the Spinwam area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) North Waziristan district on Sunday, according to the Inter-Services Publisc Relations (ISPR).

During the intense exchange of fire, 25-year-old sepoy lmran Ullah, resident of District Bajaur District, and sepoy Afzal Khan who was 21 years of age and a resident of Upper Dir District, fought gallantly and embraced martyrdom.

At least two terrorists were killed while two others were apprehended by army troops. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists.

The military’s media wing added that the militants had remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and the killing of innocent citizens. A sanitisation operation is being carried out to eliminate any remaining terrorists found in the area.

The Pakistan Army has expressed its determination to “eliminate the menace of terrorism” and said that the sacrifices of its brave soldiers further strengthen resolve.

Last week, security forces killed a terrorist during an exchange of fire with militants in the same area of North Waziristan. The militant had been actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and civilians.

The military’s media wing said that locals appreciated the response and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the area.

Pakistan’s security forces have conducted numerous operations against terrorism across the country, not only arresting terrorists and their facilitators but also foiling several attacks during the last three months.

Security forces have killed at least 142 terrorists during the last three months as operations to eliminate terrorism from the country continue. At least 1,007 terrorists were arrested during 6,921 operations by security forces across the country in the last three months.

A total of 1,960 operations were conducted in K-P, out of which 1,516 were area-domination operations, 301 were intelligence-based operations, and 143 were area-sanitisation operations.

As a result of the operations conducted by security forces, 98 terrorists were killed and 540 were arrested in K-P.

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