FC claims killing 2,500 terrorists in Fata operations
ISLAMABAD: Colonel Ijaz of the Frontier Corps (FC) informed the Senate Standing Committee on Interior that the Mohmand Agency operation is in its last phase, and that around 2,500 terrorists have so far been killed in Fata.
Colonel Ijaz briefed the Standing Committee on Saturday, stating that 169 Pakistan Army personnel and 240 soldiers of the FC have so far been killed in the operation against militants.
He said that 5,578 militants have been injured while 956 militants have been nabbed during operations.
Local troops and paramilitary forces, backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes have been targeting Taliban positions in the Beizai Tehsil of Mohmand Agency over the last few days.
Security forces launched Operation Brekhna (Thunder) on April 6, and have since claimed killing dozens of militants in clashes. However, there have been no independent confirmations of these claims.