Clearance operation completed as 20 terrorists killed in Panjgur: ISPR
Weapons recovered from terrorists in Panjgur: Photo ISPR

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Security forces completed a clearance operation in Balochistan’s Panjgur district as 20 terrorists were killed, the military’s media wing said on Saturday night. Security forces completed clearance operation in Noshki and Panjgur district of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Twenty terrorists were killed during operations after the attacks, the military’s media affairs wing said in a statement, adding that nine security personnel had embraced martyrdom.

“Both attacks were repulsed successfully by the prompt response from troops at both locations,” the ISPR said.

It added that nine of the terrorists were killed in Naushki and four security personnel, including an officer, were martyred during an exchange of fire with the militants there.

In Panjgur, the ISPR said, security forces had repulsed the terrorist attack after an intense exchange of fire during which some of the militants had fled the area.

Security forces had carried out a clearance operation to hunt down the hiding terrorists in the vicinity, it said, adding that initially four fleeing terrorists were killed there and as many were encircled by security forces the next day.

“All encircled terrorists were killed in today‚Äôs (Saturday) operation as they failed to surrender,” the ISPR said.

The military’s media wing said five soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, were martyred and six injured during follow-up operations in Panjgur over the past 72 hours.

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