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Soldier, 4 militants killed in Bannu offensive: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: A safety operation in a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa city focusing on militants triggered a firefight that left a soldier and 4 fighters lifeless, the military’s media wing mentioned Sunday.

The event comes weeks after Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) detainees overpowered their guards at a counter-terrorism centre in Banny metropolis of the province, snatching police weapons, taking hostages and seizing management of the power.

TTP has waged an insurgency over the previous 15 years, combating for stricter enforcement of spiritual regulation within the nation, the discharge of their members in authorities custody and a discount of army presence within the former tribal areas.

It was not instantly clear if the 4 militants killed late Saturday had been from the TTP.

The operation within the Jani Khel space of Bannu focused militants concerned in attacking safety forces and civilians, the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) mentioned. Weapons and ammunition had been recovered from the 4 slain assailants after an intense trade of fireplace.

Bannu’s military management centre confirmed the operation, however declined to present additional particulars. Jani Khel is near the positioning of final month’s hostage state of affairs on the counter-terrorism centre.

Militants late Saturday attacked a police checkpoint in Lakki Marwat metropolis, killing an officer. One of many assailants was killed in retaliation, police mentioned.

Anwar Shah, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) at police management in Lakki Marwat, mentioned Sunday that round 15 militants attacked the Shehbaz Khel checkpoint at 12:15 am with machine weapons, RPGs and grenades.

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