On Thursday, two Pakistan Army soldiers martyred while five terrorists were killed during a counter-terror operation in North Waziristan.
“Security Forces conducted [an] IBO on terrorist hideout in Dattakhel, North Waziristan. In exchange of fire, 5 terrorists killed. 2 soldiers Sepoy Muhammad Shamim and Sepoy Asad Khan embraced Shahadat,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Security forces operation focused on a terrorist hideout in the region and was launched following the receipt of intelligence information about terrorist presence in the area.
The region is one the seven tribal districts in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) – Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Orakzai and South Waziristan – before its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.