Security personnel on Thursday rescued five labourers who were abducted by unknown terrorists on June 26 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram District, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. “On 26 June 21, 16 labourers working at a mobile tower site in Kurram Tribal District were abducted by unknown Terrorists. On 27 June, 10 out of 16 labourers were released and body of one labourer was found,” the ISPR said. “To rescue the remaining 5 abducted labourers, security forces launched series of intelligence based operations in highly inhospitable terrain under extreme weather conditions,” it further said. “Terrorists were continuously tracked and pursued. In an intelligence based operation on July 13, three terrorists were killed and Captain Basit Ali and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal sacrificed their lives for this honourable cause of rescuing the innocent labourers,” the ISPR said. “With determination, the security forces continued the pursuit of terrorists and on July 15, during another exchange of fire, successfully rescued five abducted labourers,” it added. “The operation is still under way to apprehend / eliminate the remaining terrorists,” the ISPR said. “Security forces are consistently endeavouring to ensure the security and well being of our innocent civilians who have been whole heartedly supporting the security forces in fighting the menace of terrorism,” it concluded.