A Pakistani intelligence official was killed and 7 of his workforce members had been injured in an encounter with militants in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, the nation’s army stated.
The area has seen a resurgence of Islamist militant assaults since late final yr, together with a lethal bombing of a mosque within the metropolis of Peshawar that killed over 100 folks, largely policemen.
Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki of the Inter Companies Intelligence, the nation’s major spy company, was killed in an encounter in South Waziristan, a mountainous area that borders Afghanistan and has lengthy been a hotbed of Islamist militants.
The army’s media wing, the Inter Companies Public Relations Pakistan, stated in an announcement that intense firing was exchanged with militants and two of Barki’s workforce members had been in vital situation.
No group has claimed accountability.
Most assaults within the area have been claimed by Islamist militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban, which pledges loyalty to however is separate from the Taliban ruling neighbouring Afghanistan. Its acknowledged goal is to impose their model of Sharia legislation within the nation.
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