Kurram Agency: The eleven Â militants who tried to enter Pakistan via Khyber Agency Â allegedly attempting to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan were killed in a clash with security officials on Sunday.
The militants were surrounded by security forces and an exchange of fire ensued, security officials said. Â Two security personnel were also killed in the exchange of fire.
Five more militants were also killed in an operation by Counter Terrorism Department in Layyah, Punjab, as Â reported Â by the Media.
In another instance, Â a “most wanted terrorist” was killed on New Saryab Road in Quetta.
The ‘encounter’ comes as Pakistani authorities issued shoot-on-sight orders for those attempting to cross the Pak-Afghan border illegally.
Security agencies Â have launched nationwide intelligence operations as Pakistan seems to be experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.
Eighty eight people were killed and hundreds were injured when a bomb ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday . The incident was Â the deadliest amongst a series of attacks carried out by militants in recent weeks.
Military leadership claimed that the attacks were carried out by militants operating from safe-havens in Afghanistan and the Pak-Afghan border was sealed at the crossings at Torkham and Chaman as part of tightening security in the wake of the attack on the shrine, indefinitely.