Three terrorists killed in Awaran IBO

ISPR says security forces had laid multiple ambushes for them along different routes

Our Correspondent March 18, 2023
ISPR report suggests military offensive inching closer to completion. PHOTO: ISPR


The security forces killed three terrorists in Awaran district of Balochistan during an intelligence based operation (IBO), the military’s media wing said in a statement issued on Saturday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operation was initiated from March 15 to intercept a terrorist group operating in the general area of South Awaran.

It said that the terrorists were linked with the incidents of firing and improvised explosive devices along Turbat-Awaran Road and its surrounding areas.

"Based on credible information, multiple ambushes had been laid along different routes in the area frequented by the terrorists for the last three days," the ISPR added.

It said that a party of three terrorists was intercepted while moving towards their hideout. “On being blocked, they opened fire on the security forces,” it added.

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 “During ensuing heavy exchange of fire, all three terrorists were killed, while a cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered.

"Pakistan Army in step with nation remains determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan," the statement said.

On Wednesday, the security forces identified a location of the terrorists and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition after launching an IBO in general area Boghra Road, Chaman, the military’s media wing said.

A statement issued by the ISPR said that the IBO was carried out to search a suspected hideout of terrorists who were linked with recent firing incidents on law enforcement agencies and civilians in the Chaman area besides planting of IEDs in surrounding areas.


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