Security forces kill two terrorists in Tank IBO

ISPR says high-value target killed in operation

Our Correspondent January 05, 2024


The security forces on Friday killed two terrorists, including a high-value target, involved in hostile activities against security forces, extortion, and killing of innocent civilians during an operation in Tank.

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Tank district on the reported presence of terrorists on the night of Jan 4 and 5.

During the conduct of operation, the ISPR stated, after an intense fire exchange, two terrorists, including high-value target Gul Yousaf alias Toor, were killed.

“Terrorist Yousaf remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces including high-profile terrorist attacks in Tank and DI Khan districts as well as extortion and target killing of innocent civilians.”

The military wing stated that he was highly wanted by law enforcement agencies and the government had fixed head money of Rs2.5 million on him.

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“The local populace appreciated the efforts of the security forces in maintaining peace and stability in the area,” the ISPR stated. “Security forces of Pakistan, in step with the nation, remain determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.”

Earlier this week, security forces killed four terrorists, including a suicide bomber, during an IBO in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, the military said.

According to the military’s media wing, the operation was conducted on the reported presence of terrorists, adding that they remained involved in numerous terrorist activities against the security forces.

The ISPR said that the terrorists were planning to conduct a high-profile terrorist attack, which was averted due to a proactive response by the security forces.

Arms, ammunition, and explosives were also recovered from the killed terrorists, it added.



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