SUNDAY TIMES SOUTH WAZIRSTAN : According to a per press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations , security force launched an intelligence based operation  as part of “Operation Raad ul Fasad” against terrorist hideout at Gulkuch, South Wazirstan on boundary of South Wazirstan and Balochistan.

On seeing forces, terrorists opened fire and fled to nearby mountainous area.

Security forces chased fleeing terrorists and after fierce exchange of fire all three terrorists were killed.

SMGs, hand grenades, communication equipment and local currency were recovered from the possession of terrorists, while Identity and linkages of terrorists were being ascertained.

Earlier on January 4, security forces during an IBO in North Waziristan had killed a terrorist.

According to the ISPR, security forces conducted an IBO on a suspected terrorist hide out in Tehsil Spinwam and recovered literature related to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) , sub-machine guns, hand grenades, spare magazines and communication equipment.

Separately, in Balochistan, the Frontier Corps  also carried out an IBO in the sub burbs of Qilla Saifullah and Kahan near Mawand, foiling a terrorist activity to sabotage peace in the province. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered.