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Wednesday June 19, 2024

Pakistan facing surge in terrorism from Afghanistan: ISPR

Security forces have also been conducting operations in Sambaza general area of Zhob district of Balochistan since April 21

By Muhammad Anis
May 23, 2024
Pakistan Army and security forces personnel travel in military vehicles at an undisclosed location. —INP/File
Pakistan Army and security forces' personnel travel in military vehicles at an undisclosed location. —INP/File

ISLAMABAD: Security forces have successfully neutralised 29 terrorists in the past one month in the Sambaza area of Zhob district.

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday, Pakistan has witnessed a surge in terrorism orchestrated from Afghanistan as the terrorists attempt to sneak into Pakistan and target the security forces as well as innocent civilians.

In this context, in addition to other areas along the Pak-Afghan border, the security forces have also been conducting operations in the Sambaza general area of Zhob district of Balochistan since April 21. The ISPR said during an intelligence based operation (IBO) on May 14, Major Babar Khan was martyred.

The security forces are determined and remain committed to securing the borders and ensuring the safety of its citizens, the statement added. It said Pakistan had been consistently asking the Afghan interim government to ensure effective border management on their side of the border and deny the use of their soil by terrorists against Pakistan.