PESHAWAR: The security forces acting on intelligence raided two hideouts of militants along the border with Afghanistan, triggering intense shootouts that left three insurgents dead, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said late Sunday.
Two militants were also wounded in the near-simultaneous raids launched in Dera Ismail Khan, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering Afghanistan, the statement said.
It said the security forces in a separate raid in Miran Shah town of the North Waziristan district on Sunday also arrested seven militants, who were from Afghanistan-based Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
TTP is a separate group but allied with the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in the neighbouring country in August 2021 as US and NATO troops were in the final stages of their pullout.
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has emboldened the group, who have stepped up attacks on police and troops in recent months.
— With input from the Associated Press of Pakistan