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Security forces neutralize terrorists in North Waziristan, ISPR

North Waziristan, 2 January, 2024 (GNP): In a series of intelligence-based operations (IBOs) conducted by Pakistan’s security forces, significant strides have been made in combating terrorism across various regions of the country. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the successful neutralization of terrorists in these recent operations.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, an intense intelligence-based operation resulted in the elimination of four terrorists by security forces, including a suicide bomber.

The ISPR report highlighted that these militants were actively engaged in planning high-profile terrorist activities against security forces, which were thwarted due to the proactive response of the security personnel.

The ISPR further revealed that arms, ammunition, and explosives were seized from the terrorists during the operation.

A sanitization operation is underway in the area to eradicate any potential remaining threats, emphasizing the resolute determination of Pakistan’s security forces to eradicate terrorism from the country.

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The recent successes follow prior operations where security forces neutralized three terrorists attempting to infiltrate the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in KP’s Bajaur district.

Additionally, five terrorists were eliminated in an IBO in Balochistan’s Awaran district, and another five were killed during an operation in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area.

The surge in terrorist activities in KP and Balochistan has been observed following the cessation of the ceasefire between the banned militant Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the government in November 2022.

Statistics from the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies for the year 2023 reveal a significant rise in suicide attacks, marking the highest since 2014. Alarmingly, nearly half of these attacks targeted security forces, resulting in 48% of fatalities and 58% of injuries among security personnel.