Pakistani intelligence forces managed to detain 12 ISIL terrorist forces in the country's Punjab province, local media outlets reported on Saturday.
Two of the ISIL terrorists were killed during clashes with Pakistani forces, according to the reports.
The news comes as the ISIL terrorists, in cooperation with Tehrik-i-Taliban terrorist group, recently carried out several attacks in northwestern Pakistan and left 10 people killed and injured.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan also claimed responsibility for the attack on a Gas condensate refinery in Hangu near the border with Afghanistan during which 6 people were killed.
Since the beginning of this year, as well as last year (2022), Pakistan has seen a tremendous increase in terrorist incidents inside compared to previous years, while ISIL and Tehrik-i-Taliban terrorist groups have been identified as the main causes of violence in Pakistan in 2022.