REF:

On 15 April 23, Security Forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation in general area Zarmilan, South Waziristan District.

Rawalpindi - April 15, 2023

No PR-42/2023-ISPR

On 15 April 23, Security Forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation in general area Zarmilan, South Waziristan District.

During the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place between own troops and terrorists. Own troops effectively engaged the terrorist’s location. Resultantly, 8 x terrorists were sent to hell.

Weapons and ammunition was also recovered from the killed terrorists.

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

However, during intense exchange of fire, Lance Naik Shoaib Ali (age 25 years, resident of Parachinar, District Kurram) and Sepoy Rafi Ullah (age 22 years, resident of District Lakki Marwat) having fought gallantly, embraced shahadat.

Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.

Security forces of Pakistan remain determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.

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