At least two terrorists were killed in an intelligence based operation (IBO) initiated to clear a hideout of terrorists, linked with firing incidents on security forces and civilians besides planting of improvised explosive devices on M-8 in Balochistan, the military said on Friday.
Military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement that as a result of continuous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance of the area, a location of the terrorists was identified and security forces were “heli inserted” in general area Balor, Hoshab.
While establishment of positions by security forces was underway, two terrorists opened fire at the troops.
“During ensuing heavy exchange of fire, both the terrorists have been killed, while a cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices has been recovered,” the ISPR said.
Also read: Two soldiers martyred in Balochistan IBO
It furthered that the security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.
Last month, two soldiers embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Kaman Pass, near Shahrig in Balochistan.
The soldiers were martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists, which occurred by establishing blocking positions by the security forces, according to the ISPR.
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