Daesh commander eliminated in Khyber operation: ISPR

News Desk
Monday, Feb 12, 2024

RAWALPINDI: Security forces eliminated a “high-value target” Surat Gul aka Saif Ullah of Daesh in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Khyber district on Sunday.

On the reported presence of a high-profile terrorist, security forces swung into action immediately and carried out a raid in the tribal district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

An intense fire exchange occurred during the conduct of the operation in which the “ring leader” of the outlawed terrorist outfit was killed by the security forces.

“Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also recovered from the killed terrorist commander, who remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities including target killing of innocent civilians as well as extortion and was highly wanted by the law enforcement agencies,” the military’s media wing said.

“Sanitisation operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorist found in the area. Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism,” it added.

Earlier in the month, two terrorists including a ring leader in KP’s North Waziristan district were killed by the security forces on the night between February 5 and 6.Ring leader Ayubullah, also known as Mansoor, alongside another, was gunned down, as the forces conducted an intelligence-based operation on the reported presence of terrorists, a military statement read.