Soldiers martyred, seven terrorists killed in Gwadar, Bajaur

ISPR says Weapons, ammunition, and explosives including a suicide vest recovered from terrorists.

RAWALPINDI: One terrorist was killed and three others injured in an exchange of fire with security forces in Balochistan’s Gwadar, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

It said the operation was launched after the presence of the terrorists in the area was reported.

The crossfire continued between the forces and militants for some time, the ISPR said, adding the sanitisation of the area is underway to eliminate any remaining terrorists found in the area.

“The security forces have cordoned off the entire area [and] launched [a] search operation,” the ISPR said.

Bajaur shoot-out

Earlier, in a shoot-out in the Bajaur district, a soldier was martyred while four terrorists were eliminated and one was arrested, the Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Charmang on the “reported presence of terrorists”.

“During the conduct of operation, intense fire exchange occurred between security forces and terrorists,” the military’s media wing stated.

After subduing the militants, the forces apprehended the terrorist who remained alive during the operation.

Weapons, ammunition, and explosives including a suicide vest were also recovered from the terrorists, who remained actively involved in numerous “terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens, especially suicide blasts”, it added.

The ISPR said that the martyred soldier was identified as Sepoy Muhammad Shoaib, 24.

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