After a string of terrorist attacks across Pakistan, the security forces have reacted strongly killing over 35 terrorists since the attack on Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan on Thursday night.
In the tribal areas, security forces killed 10 terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army, six terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire while others managed to escape.
Meanwhile, in Bannu acting on actionable intelligence security forces carried out a raid on a terrorist hideout. In the ensuing exchange of fire four terrorists were killed. In both operations, security forces seized a large cache of arms and ammunition from the terrorists.
In Karachi on Thursday night a Rangers paramilitary force convoy returning after carrying out relief operations in Sehwan exchanged fire with terrorists on the Super Highway killing seven terrorists. One paramilitary force soldier sustained injuries in the gunfight. The paramilitary force carried out a targeted operation in the Manghopir area during which 11 terrorists were killed and two paramilitary force personnel sustained injuries. During the operations, paramilitary force personnel seized latest weapons and ammunition from the terrorists.
During a search operation in Peshawar carried out by Police and Pakistan Army troops, three terrorists were killed. According to Police sources, the operation was carried out in Regi Lalma area, north of Peshawar city.
Earlier in the night, following the attack on a police van security force personnel carried out a search operation during which 2 terrorists were killed and a large cache of arms, ammunition and grenades were seized.
FC personnel carried out an operation in in Quetta killing two terrorists. Two security personnel also sustained injuries during the operation. According to FC sources, acting on intelligence the force surrounded a terrorist hideout in Darakshan scheme 1 when terrorists opened fire on the raiding party. Retaliating the FC personnel killed two terrorists and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition which was handed over to Sariyab Police personnel along with the dead terrorists.