Five terrorists were killed during an intelligence based operation (IBO) in the Mullazai area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tank district, the army’s media affairs wing said on Friday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an IBO was conducted in the area last night over the reported presence of terrorists. “After an intense exchange of fire, five terrorists were sent to hell,” the ISPR said. “The killed terrorists remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against law enforcement agencies as well as extortion and targeted killing of innocent civilians,” it said. The statement added that a cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives was also recovered during the operation. “Sanitisation operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorists present in the area,” the ISPR said. The statement concluded that the security forces of Pakistan were determined “to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country”.