Soldier martyred, terrorist neutralised in Awaran operation

Security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan’s Awaran district, killing a terrorist while apprehending another, according to the military’s media wing on Wednesday.

Cache of arms, ammunition and communication equipment recovered from hideout in Awaran’s Silak Kaur area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“During intense exchange of fire with terrorists Havaldar Shoaib embraced martyrdom,” the statement said.

On Sunday, a Pakistan Army soldier was martyred an exchange of fire with terrorists during an IBO in Awaran district.

“On receipt of intelligence information regarding presence of terrorists and their facilitators in Jatt Bazar near Awaran, Balochistan, security forces conducted search /clearance operation,” the ISPR had said in a statement.

In October, a possible terrorist activity was foiled in southern Balochistan when security forces conducted a similar operation, killing a “high-value target” responsible for killing innocent civilians, extortion and attacking security forces.

The ISPR said that the operation was conducted in Ketch district’s Buleda area on a terrorist hideout of a proscribed organisation.

Seven soldiers and as many security guards were also martyred in October while fighting off a terrorist attack on a convoy of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) on the Coastal Highway, near Ormara in Balochistan.

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