Eight terrorists were killed by security forces during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan district, Dawn reported on Sunday.
“The killed terrorists remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well the innocent civilians,” the military’s media affairs wing said in a statement.
This operation took place while a suicide bomber struck a Pakistani military convoy in a volatile northwestern region Sunday, wounding at least 11 soldiers.
Multiple official sources confirmed the attack occurred in Bannu, a garrison city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The anti-government Hafiz Gul Bahadur group, known to have close ties with neighboring Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.