Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The security forces killed two terrorists, actively involved in hostile activities against the forces and killing of innocent civilians during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO), conducted in general area Dossali of North Waziristan District on reported presence of terrorists, the military's media wing said on Wednesday.
According to a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), during conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange occurred between security forces and terrorists.
"Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists who remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens," the statement said.
The sanitization of the area was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
"The locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism," the ISPR said.
Separately, a soldier embrace martyrdom and another was injured when terrorists opened fire on security forces guarding a polio vaccination team in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan district on Wednesday, the military's media wing said.
According to the ISPR, the terrorists attempted to disrupt the ongoing polio campaign by firing on the members of the polio team in Spinwam.
Security forces deputed to provide protection to the polio worker effectively engaged the terrorists, ensuring the safety of all members and extricating them unharmed.
"During ensuing fire exchange between security forces and the terrorists, Sepoy Saqib Ur Rehman (age 25 years, resident of District Mardan) sacrificed his life in the line of duty, embracing Shahadat [martyrdom]," the ISPR stated.
It added that sanitisation of the area was being carried out following the attack to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
"Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the ISPR said.