Pak Army: Pakistan army officer, 3 soldiers die in operation near Durand Line

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan military lieutenant-colonel and three different troopers had been killed in an trade of fireside with suspected militants in Khyber tribal district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Inter-Companies Public Relations, the navy’s media arm, stated on Monday. An ISPR assertion stated that safety forces initiated an intelligence-based operation in Tirah Valley of Khyber, close to the border with Afghanistan, after receiving experiences concerning the presence of militants.
It stated as troops closed in on the situation, a bunch of militants was noticed and intercepted, triggering an intense shootout that resulted within the deaths of Lt Col Muhammad Hassan Haider and three different troopers. “Consequently, three militants had been additionally despatched to hell whereas three others had been injured,” the military’s assertion stated. “A sanitisation operation is being carried out to get rid of any terrorists discovered within the space. The safety forces of Pakistan are decided to get rid of the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our courageous troopers additional strengthen our resolve,” the handout learn.
The incident occurred simply two days after a terrorist assault on the Pakistan Air Pressure’s heavily-guarded M M Alam Base in Mianwali area of Pakistan Punjab. In accordance with the ISPR, all 9 terrorists who focused the PAF base had been killed whereas three grounded aircrafts and a gas tanker had been broken within the assault. On Friday, 17 safety personnel had been killed in an ambush, bomb blasts and safety operation in Balochistan’s coastal city of Gwadar and in Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
There was a rise in militant assaults on safety forces in Pakistan in latest months, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, after the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, a conglomerate of over a dozen native militant teams, ended its ceasefire with the federal government in November final 12 months.

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