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Three terrorists killed in Awaran IBO: ISPR

Cache of arms and ammunition recovered from slain terrorists, says military's media wing

By Web Desk
March 18, 2023
Security forces patrol an area. — AFP/File
Security forces patrol an area. — AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: Three terrorists have been killed by the security forces during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Awaran district of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Saturday.

According to a statement from the military’s media wing, the IBO was initiated on March 15 to intercept a terrorist group operating in the general area of South Awaran.

The terrorists were linked with firing and improvised explosive devices (IED) incidents along Turbat-Awaran Raod and surrounding areas, read the statement.

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

A party of three terrorists was intercepted while moving towards their hideout, the military’s media wing said, adding that on being blocked, they opened fire on the security forces.

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

“Pakistan Army in step with the nation, remains determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan,” the statement further added.