At least four soldiers embraced shahadat on Friday during an operation in North Waziristan district’s Mir Ali, said the military’s media wing.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) on the reported presence of terrorists.
During the ensuing shootout, Havaldar Munawar, age 40 years, resident of Bahawalnagar, Sepoy Zaka Ullah, age 31 years, resident of Laki Marwat, Sepoy Farhan, age 34 years, resident of Kohat and Sepoy Sheraz, age 30 years, resident of Abbotabad were martyred.
One terrorist was also captured alive.
In another operation, security forces killed two terrorists identified as Shahzeb alias Zakir and Daniyal.
The slain terrorists were involved in terrorist activities against security forces, target killing and kidnapping for ransom. Weapons and a huge cache of ammunitions were recovered from their hideout.