Two suspected terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces when they attempted to raid a checkpost near Tank in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said Tuesday.

The 'terrorists' fired at security forces at the checkpost located 12 kilometres north of the city of Tank in Dewana Baba Ziarat.

The attack was successfully repelled when the Pakistani forces engaged in retaliatory firing and killed the attackers, the ISPR said. The attack is part of the military's recent counter-terror operation, Raddul Fasaad.

In separate incidents, the Punjab Rangers, along with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Police and intelligence agencies, arrested seven suspects from the areas of Mandi Bahauddin and Nilore, Islamabad, the ISPR said.

The suspects were apprehended and were found to be in possession of illegal weapons and ammunition.

The raids were part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, ISPR said.

Operation Raddul Fasaad

The Pakistan Army had launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad earlier this year following a spate of terror attacks in the country, which claimed more than a hundred lives and left hundreds of others injured.

The operation seeks to eliminate the "residual/latent threat of terrorism", consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan's borders.

Hundreds of suspected terrorists have reportedly either been killed or arrested in raids carried out by security personnel since the start of the operation.



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