12 TTP terrorists gunned down in Lakki Marwat

News Desk
Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

RAWALPINDI/PESHAWAR: At least 12 terrorists of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were gunned down on Tuesday night in a “very successful intelligence-based operation” carried out by the security forces in the Lakki Marwat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed on Wednesday.

In a statement, the military’s media wing said the movement and activities of the terrorists were being monitored by the “intelligence tentacles” for the last one week.

“Terrorists were lured in by providing a vehicle for escape that was intercepted and neutralised,” the ISPR said, adding weapons, ammunition and Afghan currency were also recovered from the terrorists.

Later, a clearance operation was carried out in the area, it said. The ISPR statement came hours after the police shared the news of the same operation. While giving details, the police said the terrorists were headed to Tank to carry out an attack, adding they had martyred six policemen in a December 2022 attack. —News Desk