At least five militants were killed and two soldiers martyred on Wednesday during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by Frontier Corps (FC) in OrakzaiAgency. A high-profile militant identified as Durran was also killed in the operation. He was involved in a number of terrorist activities and was sent from Afghanistan with the task to target a Nauroz procession in the agency and individuals who surrendered to security forces, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Seven soldiers, including two officers, and six militants were killed in twin pre-dawn attacks launched by fresh infiltrators near Jammu on Tuesday, coinciding with the takeover of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as new Pakistan Army chief across the border. A group of militants launched a fidayeen (suicide) attack on the White Knight Corps of northern command’s strategic 16 Corps — one of the biggest Army formations meant for Jammu, the Pir Panjal and the Chenab valleys — located at Nagrota, around 20 km from Jammu city.