6 terrorists killed in clash with security forces in NW Pakistan-Xinhua

6 terrorists killed in clash with security forces in NW Pakistan

Source: Xinhua

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2024-05-04 23:47:45

ISLAMABAD, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Six terrorists were killed during a clash with security forces in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said.

The security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in the North Waziristan district of the province on the reported presence of terrorists, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a statement Saturday.

"During the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place between troops and terrorists as a result of which six terrorists were killed," the ISPR said, adding that the terrorists' hideout was also busted during the operation.

The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities as well as target killing of innocent civilians in the area, said the ISPR statement.

A clearance operation is being carried out to eliminate the presence of terrorists from the area, it added.