Security forces on Saturday killed a wanted terrorist in an intelligence-based operation in Dera Ismail Khan, said a statement by the Inter-Services Press Relations (ISPR).
The terrorist, Hakim, had taken six civilians hostage for ulterior motives. He was armed with automatic weapons and grenades.
All hostages have been rescued by security forces, added the military’s media wing.
Four security personnel were injured during the operation.
In September, security forces killed four terrorists during the security operation and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition. Two soldiers were also injured in the exchange of fire.
In June, security forces killed at least six terrorists who launched raids and physical attacks from the Afghan side of the border to disrupt border-fencing work in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.