At least 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in Pakistan security operation

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 terrorists, including two suicide bombers, have been killed in an operation by Pakistani Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in South Waziristan, Pakistan’s military media branch reported.
According to the press release issued by the Interdepartmental Public Relations (ISPR) On Thursday, Pakistani security forces killed Hafeezullah Tore alias Torn Hafizwho officials called a “militant commander”.
“During intense exchanges of fire, 11 terrorists, including terrorist commander Hafizullah alias Tor Hafiz and two suicide bombers, were killed,” the ISPR said.
The statement added that a large number of weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists.
The statement further adds that the slain terrorists were actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and targeted killings of police officers in the South Waziristan district.
In recent months, the law and order situation in Pakistan has deteriorated, with terrorist groups like the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, the Islamic State group and the Gul Bahadur group carrying out attacks with impunity across the country.
Earlier, PTT attacked a Pakistani government contractor, Mohammad nizar‘s house, who was asked to pay a ransom of Rs 15 million, which he refused. He alleged that the TTP member attacked his house in Dhamial area of ​​Rawalpindi with a cracker after he refused to pay the ransom, The Dawn reported.
Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has also been involved in the investigation of the case after a first information report (FIR) was registered with the police on Tuesday.
Nisar in the FIR said that on October 7, 2022, he received a voicemail on his phone. The caller who identified himself as a representative of the TTP demanded a ransom of Rs 15 million.
Nisar said after ignoring the man’s messages, he turned to his brother Mushtaq Ali. He sent a voicemail to Ali, asking him to show it to his brother.
Nisar has worked as a government contractor in Pakistan for 20 years, according to Dawn.
Nisar in his FIR said he was sleeping in his house, while his wife and children went to their village when he woke up hearing an explosion coming from outside his house at 4 p.m. on the 28th. December, The Dawn reported.
Around 1,000 people were killed and injured in the attacks by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on the Pakistani government in 2022, according to statistics released by the terrorist group TTP, Khaama Press reported.
TTP said in a video that most of their attacks took place in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They also launched attacks outside the province, Khaama Press reported.
The upsurge in attacks came after the TTP ended its ceasefire with the government last year in November, ordering its militants to carry out attacks across the country.
The Balochistan insurgents have also escalated their violent activities and formalized a link with the TTP, according to Dawn’s report.


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