PESHAWAR: Two Afghan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) militants on Monday were tracked down and killed by security forces in Bajaur Agency during an intelligence-based operation (IBO).
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the suspected terrorists entered Bajaur Agency via the Kagha Pass. They were tracked down by security forces and surrounded by a cordon near the Ghatki Kaga area, and were killed when they attempted to escape, said the ISPR.
The ISPR further said, “Suicide jackets, anti-tank mines, magnetic mines, prepared remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices, remote-controlled receivers, detonators and communications equipment bearing [an] Afghan mobile company’s signature were recovered from the possession of the militants.”
The ISPR added that the security forces had foiled a major terror bid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Islamabad through the IBO.