At least eight terrorists were killed, and two Pakistan Army soldiers injured when security forces carried out an operation in South Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the military's media wing said on Thursday.
According to a press release from the Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR), security forces carried out the operation after receiving information of the presence of terrorists in the Zinghara area of South Waziristan.
"During intense exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists including mortar fire, eight terrorists have been killed, whereas two soldiers are injured," the ISPR said in the statement.
"Unfortunately, two children embraced martyrdom during exchange of fire," it added.
Last week, security forces killed at least nine terrorists in two separate operations—six militants during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Datta Khel area of the adjacent North Waziristan district, and three more terrorists in a follow-up sanitisation operation of the area.
Locals of the area appreciated the security forces’ response and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the area, the ISPR had said in a statement following the operation.
Pakistan's security forces have conducted numerous operations against terrorism across the country, not only arresting terrorists and their facilitators but also foiling several attacks during the last three months.
Security forces have killed more than 150 terrorists during the last three months as operations to eliminate terrorism from the country continue. At least 1,007 terrorists were arrested during 6,921 operations by security forces across the country in the last three months.
At least 1,960 operations were conducted in total in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, out of which 1,516 were area-domination operations, 301 were intelligence-based operations, and 143 were area-sanitisation operations.
As a result of the operations conducted by security forces, over 100 terrorists have been killed and more than 540 arrested in K-P.