At least nine 'terrorists' killed in Mastung IBO

FIR of the incident registered, arms and explosives recovered


Our Correspondent October 23, 2021
CTD team conducted a raid on a tip-off in Orangi Town and seized a huge cache of arms. PHOTO: FILE

KOHAT:

At least nine 'terrorists' were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan's Mastung area by the province's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).

In a statement, the CTD claimed the operation was conducted in the Roshi mountain range and those killed belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and Baloch Liberation Front (BLF).

According to the CTD spokesperson, a large cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the camp used by the proscribed outfits.

Seized arms include nine AK-47 assault rifles and variants, at least 20kg of explosive material, RPG rockets, prima cord, detonators and other equipment. 

An FIR of the incident has been registered at the CTD police station whereas the police has also widened the scope of the investigation.

On October 9, it was reported that four terrorists were killed by Frontier Corps (FC) when the security forces spotted and engaged them near Balochistan's Awaran district, the military said.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists were killed after an intense exchange of fire, adding that weapons and ammunition were also recovered from them.

Last month, at least six terrorists were killed during an operation conducted by security forces in Kharan district. According to ISPR, soldiers of Frontier Corps Balochistan carried out an IBO after a tip-off was received about the presence of a terrorist hideout.

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During the ensuing shootout, two terrorist commanders namely Gul Mir alias Pullen and Kaleem Ullah Bolani also got killed.

On September 28, at least 10 terrorists including four commanders were killed in an IBO carried out by the security forces in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan district on the reported presence of a militant hideout.

According to a statement issued by ISPR, the terrorists remained actively involved in planting IEDs, conducting fire raids and target killing of innocent civilians.

These terrorists were planning to conduct more acts of terrorism inside South Waziristan, it added.

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