Tensions along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border continue to escalate as the Pakistan Army opens fire in a Pakistani Taliban stronghold. In a recent operation near the Afghanistan border, three terrorists were killed during a raid on a suspected terrorist hideout. The Pakistani security forces launched the raid in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban, resulting in intense gunfire.
The Pakistani Army reported this development on Tuesday, revealing that one of the terrorists killed was a prominent commander. The operation took place late Monday night in the Khyber district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to the army's statement, these terrorists had previously launched attacks on Pakistani soldiers. However, no further details were provided by the Pakistani Army regarding the operation.
It's worth noting that the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is an affiliate of the Afghan Taliban. The Afghan Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan two years ago after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces following nearly two decades of conflict. Subsequently, the Pakistani Taliban grew more audacious, intensifying their attacks against police and military targets.