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Operations in North and South Waziristan led to the deaths of two attackers.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday that two terrorists were killed by gunfire on Saturday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North and South Waziristan areas.

The statement said that in the general area of Razmak in North Waziristan, own troops successfully attacked the terrorists’ location, which led to a fierce firefight with militants in which one person was killed.

The military’s media arm also said that the security forces found guns and bullets on the dead attacker.

In South Waziristan’s Karama area, where troops and terrorists were fighting fiercely, the police were able to find the terrorists’ location and kill one of them, the statement said.

But 32-year-old Naik Fazal Janan, who lived in Hangu District, fought bravely and chose to die during the shootout.

The ISPR says that the area is being cleaned up in order to get rid of any other terrorists who might be there.

“Pakistan’s security forces are determined to get rid of the threat of terrorism, and the bravery of our soldiers only makes us more determined,” said a statement from the military.

“Full-scale attack on terrorists”
Two soldiers died the day before when an improvised explosive device (IED) blew up on a security truck in the area of Bara, Khyber District.

The ISPR said that among the soldiers who died in the attack were Naib Subedar Hazrat Gul, who was 37 years old and from Lower Dir, and Sepoy Nazir Ullah Mehsud, who was 34 years old and from South Waziristan.

The army’s media arm said that the army was determined to get rid of terrorism and was going to do more to honor the sacrifices of troops.

During a meeting on Friday, the National Security Committee (NSC) also agreed to start a full-scale operation against militant groups to get rid of the threat of terrorism in the country.

The meeting followed the NSC meeting after the terrorist attack in Peshawar Police Lines on January 2, 2023, which killed more than 80 people, mostly police officers.

A think tank in Islamabad called the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS) says that there were 27% more terrorist killings in the country last year than in 2021. Last year, there were 262 terrorist acts that killed at least 419 people and hurt another 734.