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Security forces kill three terrorists in Tirah IBO

Security forces killed three terrorists during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Tirah, Khyber District, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Tuesday.

According to a statement from the military’s media wing, the security forces conducted the operation on the night of September 25-26 after they received reports of terrorists’ presence in the area.

“During the conduct of the operation, an intense fire exchange took place between own troops and terrorists which resulted in the killing of three terrorists,” said the statement.

One of the terrorists included Commander Kifayat alias Tor Adnan who was actively involved in multiple terrorist activities against the law enforcement agencies as well as the killing of innocent civilians, read the statement.

“Sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area,” it said, adding that the security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism.

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On September 24, a soldier was martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists during an IBO in the general area of Mir Ali in North Waziristan.

ISPR stated that Sepoy Shakeel Shafqat, 21, who was a resident of District Khanewal, embraced martyrdom while fighting gallantly.

Last month, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir said that Pakistan was acting as a bulwark against terrorism and the international community must realise the immense sacrifices rendered by the country.

Top military brass vows to eradicate terrorism through ‘whole-of-the-system’ approach

Top military brass vows to eradicate terrorism through ‘whole-of-the-system’ approach. The army’s top brass has affirmed to eliminate terrorism, extremism and instability in the country by following a “whole-of-the-system” approach which was approved by the government.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the 257th Corps Commanders’ Conference held in Rawalpindi reviewed the domestic and regional environment including external and internal security challenges Pakistan confronts.

The forum, under the chair of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, affirmed that the military leadership is cognizant of the full spectrum of the challenges and it “resolves to shoulder its constitutionally mandated responsibilities with the support of the resilient people of Pakistan”.

It also reiterated the commitment of the armed forces to fully support national responses against internal and external threats.

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Highlighting that the security forces are undertaking intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in areas along the western border, the forum emphasised that there was a need to adopt a “whole-of-the-nation and whole-of-the-government approach to eradicate the menace of terrorism on a long-term basis”.

The forum expressed its assurance to pursue the goals set by the National Security Committee (NSC) to turn the tide against terrorism through the coordinated application of all elements of national power.

Negotiations helped terrorists regroup

Speaking during the National Assembly session a day earlier, COAS Munir said that the negotiations with militants in the past helped terrorists regroup in the country.

His comments were reflective of the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting which took place last week, during which the committee decided to kickstart an all-out comprehensive operation against militant outfits.

The army chief said the campaign will include representation not only from the security agencies but also from all departments of the government. “This is not a new operation but a whole nation approach.”

The COAS added that terrorists have no other option but to accept the state’s writ and noted that they regrouped due to the state’s willingness to negotiate with them.

“Security forces are ready for permanent peace in the country. In this regard, intelligence-based operations are conducted on a daily basis,” the army chief added.

Three terrorists killed in Bajaur IBO: ISPR

Three terrorists killed in Bajaur IBO: ISPR. Security forces killed three terrorists during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajur district, the military’s media wing said Wednesday.

The militants were killed on April 11 during an intense exchange of fire between them and the security forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement, after which weapons and ammunition were also recovered.

“…. [the militatnts] remained actively involved in multiple terrorist activities against security forces as well as extortion and target killings of innocent citizens,” the statement mentioned.

“Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to security forces, determined to eliminate menace of terrorism from the area,” the ISPR added.

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The latest IBO comes security forces have ramped up operations against terrorists after terror incidents witnessed a rise across the country, leading to the death of civilians and law enforcers.

With militancy on the rise, the National Security Committee (NSC) last week decided to kick start an all-out comprehensive operation against militant outfits to root out the menace of terrorism from the country.

The committee had termed the recent spate of terrorism a result of a “soft corner for and reckless policy” with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which was completely contrary to public expectations and aspirations.

In an IBO on April 11, the security forces had also killed three terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu district. The ISPR said the three terrorists had been involved in activities against security forces and killing citizens.

Pakistani soldier martyred, eight terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation

Pakistani soldier martyred, eight terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation. A soldier of Pakistan Army was martyred and eight terrorists were killed during an intense fire exchange in Shinwarsak area of South Waziristan.

According to ISPR, security forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) the area when they engaged in a gun battle with the terrorists.

It said the troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location, killing eight of them, including their commander Jan Muhammad alias Chargh. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists.

The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens.

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However, Sepoy Hamid Rasool, resident of Rawalpindi having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom, while another four personnel including two officers got injured.

“Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” reads ISPR’s statement.

On March 21, a brigadier from the Inter-Services Intelligence was martyred during an encounter with “hardcore terrorists” in South Waziristan’s Angoor Adda while three soldiers embraced martyrdom and three terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire in Dera Ismail Khan district.

On March 10, five terrorists were killed by security forces in IBOs carried out in North and South Waziristan.