Three suspected terrorists were killed after security forces carried out an intelligence-based search operation in Gara Madda area of Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations, during a search operation, suspected persons riding a motorcycle started firing at troops after they were signalled to stop.
Resultantly, a fire exchange took place and three terrorists were shot dead. Suicide jackets were recovered from the deceased, the army said in a statement.
As per preliminary identification, the terrorists were identified as Iqbal, Waheed and Majid. Iqbal reportedly had a head money of Rs1 million.
The operation was carried out as part of Operation Raddul Fasaad, launched by the army with the support of other law enforcing agencies earlier this year.