12 terrorists killed by security forces in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: Twelve terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces at North Waziristan’s Ghaziza area while four soldiers also killed in the line of duty, ARY News reports.


Acknowledging the hardships and sacrifices of TDPs, CoAS emphasised on all stake holders to ensure TDPs’ expeditious and dignified return to a better built and rehabilitated areas for long term stability on the bordering regions of Pakistan and reiterated that Army will fully participate to assist in completing all development projects in time.

The security forces made many achievements in the one-year long operation by taking hold of many important areas and killing over 2,700 militants.

The Pakistan Army launched Zarb-i-Azb, a comprehensive operation in North Waziristan tribal region last summer to drive out Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other extremist militants who launch attacks on government and civilian targets, a week after the brazen insurgent attack on the country’s busiest airport in Karachi.

“We will not stop unless we achieve our end objective of a terror-free Pakistan”, General Sharif remarked while addressing troops at North Waziristan today.

The media wing of Army said that militants escaped taking their dead mates; however, they left three dead bodies of their accomplices.

The heavily forested ravines in the area are dotted with Taliban hideouts and the area is a key smuggling route into neighbouring Afghanistan.


Another three soldiers died and six were injured when a remote control bomb was set off around an hour before the battle erupted.

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