An exchange of fire with security forces in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulted in the death of five individuals, including a terrorist commander, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations on Friday.
The army’s media wing revealed in a statement on Saturday that the security forces had conducted an intelligence-based operation in response to reported terrorist presence in the specified area. The terrorist commander, identified as Rahzaib, also known as Khuray, was among those killed.
The statement emphasized that the deceased terrorists had been actively engaged in various terrorist activities against security forces, as well as being involved in extortion and targeted killings of innocent civilians. Additionally, weapons and ammunition were recovered from the operation site.
The residents of the area expressed appreciation for the operation, as mentioned in the statement. It further noted that a sanitization operation was ongoing to eliminate any remaining terrorists in the area, underscoring the security forces’ determination to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the country.
South Africa files case at ICJ accusing Israel of ‘genocidal acts’ in Gaza
The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation expressed deep concern about the indiscriminate use of force and the forced removal of civilians in the current Israeli attacks on Gaza.
The statement cited reports of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and actions meeting the genocide definition under the 1948 convention, with the possibility of further such acts.
On December 29, an application was filed with the ICJ, approved by South Africa’s cabinet, seeking an urgent declaration that Israel is violating its obligations according to the Genocide Convention.