ISLAMABAD, Mar 19 (NNN-APP) – Three terrorists were killed in a counter-terror operation, by security forces in the Awaran district of Pakistan’s south-western Balochistan province, a military statement said last night.
From Mar 15 onwards, an intelligence-based operation was initiated, to intercept a terrorist group, operating in parts of the district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a statement.
Based on credible information, multiple ambushes had been laid along different routes, in the area frequently used by the terrorists in the last three days, the ISPR said.
Resultantly, a party of three terrorists was intercepted while moving towards their hideout, it added.
“On being blocked, they opened fire onto the security forces,” the statement said, adding that, “during ensuing heavy exchange of fire, all three terrorists were killed, while a cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered.”
The terrorists were linked with firing and improvised explosive devices incidents, in parts of the province, said the ISPR.
“Pakistan Army, in step with the nation, remains determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan,” according to the statement.– NNN-APP