4 militants, including 'high value terrorist', killed in Peshawar IBO: ISPR

4 militants, including 'high value terrorist', killed in Peshawar IBO: ISPR
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Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The security forces killed four militants, including a high-value terrorist commander, during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa's (KP) Peshawar district, the military’s media wing said on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR), the operation was conducted in the general area, Badaber, Peshawar District, on the reported presence of terrorists.

"During the operation the troops effectively engaged the militants’ location and four terrorists were “sent to hell” including a “high-value terrorist commander Samiullah alias Shenay, terrorist commander Salman alias Ahmed, terrorist Imran alias Muhammad and terrorist Hazrat Umar alias Khalid,” the statement said.

It added that the militants were “highly wanted by law enforcement agencies”.

“Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also recovered from the killed terrorists, who remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities, including extortion and target killings in the area,” the ISPR said.

In another operation today, an "intense exchange of fire" took place between terrorists and army troops in the Kulachi area of the Dera Ismail Khan district.

According to the ISPR, Lance Naik Muhammad Ejaz Khan, a 34-year-old resident of Kashmir, embraced martyrdom during the operation.

It said that sanitisation of the surrounding areas was being carried out to neutralise any other terrorists found in the area.

"The security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country,” the ISPR statement said.