Security forces Thursday gunned down a militant in Tank while they were on an intelligence-based operation (IBO), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The ISPR said that security forces conducted the operation after being tipped about the whereabouts of a concentration of militants.
“TTP terrorist commander Khawaza din alias Sher Khan got killed,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), adding that weapons and ammunition were recovered from the hideout as well.
However, during the intense exchange of fire, Captain Sikander, 27, embraced martyrdom. The brave soldier hailed from Pakpattan.
A few days ago, 10 terrorists, including four commanders, were gunned down by security forces in an IBO in South Waziristan tribal district.
In a statement, the military’s media wing had said the operation — where terrorists and the security forces exchanged heavy fire — was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists.
Security forces cordoned had off the hideout and recovered weapons and a large stash of ammunition.
The ISPR had said the slain terrorists were actively involved in planting IEDs, conducting fire raids, and target killing of innocent civilians. These terrorists were planning to conduct more acts of terrorism inside South Waziristan, the ISPR had said, highlighting that the Army is determined to root out the menace of terrorism from the country at all costs.