In a recent operation against terrorists in the Zinghara area of South Waziristan, two children were martyred in an intense exchange of fire between security forces and militants. According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), eight terrorists were killed, and two soldiers were injured during the gunfight.
The South Waziristan operation was conducted by the military after receiving an intelligence tip-off. However, during the operation, two innocent children lost their lives. The ISPR statement further added that the terrorists were involved in attacking security forces, law enforcement personnel, and innocent civilians in Pakistan’s rural and urban centers.
Pakistan has been experiencing a surge in terror attacks in recent weeks, and the country’s civil and military leadership has vowed to take down the perpetrators by conducting intelligence-based operations (IBO) to sanitize areas infiltrated by militants.
Just a day earlier, security forces had killed a terrorist commander involved in an attack on a census team in the Gara Guldad area of Dera Ismail Khan’s Tehsil Kulachi. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Defense had declined the Election Commission of Pakistan’s request to provide security during the upcoming elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, citing the “situation in the country.”
The security situation in Pakistan remains a significant challenge for the country’s authorities, with security forces, law enforcement personnel, and civilians being the primary targets of terrorists. Despite the challenges, the authorities remain committed to taking down the militants and restoring peace and stability in the country.