The Pakistan Army Officer Colonel Mujeebur Rehman was martyred on Monday as security forces foiled a terrorist attack in Dera Ismail Khan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. 

According to the media wing of the military, the operation was launched against terrorists who were hiding out near Tank area of DI Khan. The operation was conducted on confirmed intelligence reports, the ISPR added.

"As soon as troops cordoned the area, terrorists opened fire. During operation, two terrorists were killed. In intense exchange of fire, Colonel Mujeebur Rehman embraced martyrdom," the ISPR said. 

"During sanitization operation, a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from terrorist hideout," the ISPR added.

The martyred officer was a resident of Bunji in District Astore of Gilgit Baltistan. He is survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter, the ISPR told the media.