Security forces on Sunday killed at least six terrorists belonging to the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) during a search operation in the Paroom area of Balochistan’s Panjgur district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
According to the military’s media wing, the forces conducted an operation on a tip regarding the presence of terrorists in Central Makran Mountain Range near Paroom. “Once the troops started a clearance operation in the area, terrorists tried to escape from their hideout and opened fire on security forces,” the statement said. The terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire, it added.
The ISPR said the killed terrorists were involved in attacks on checkpoints of security forces as well as improvised explosives device (IED) attacks on security convoys in Paroom and surrounding areas of Panjgur.
The forces also claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, which, according to the ISPR, were to be used by terrorists for disrupting peace in the area.
“Security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan,” the military statement said.
On June 7, security forces killed four terrorists during operations in North Waziristan tribal district and Balochistan’s Noshki district.
Two terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire with the security forces in the Hassankhel area of Mirali tehsil in North Waziristan, while the other two were gunned down during an operation in the Parodh area of Noshki.
Earlier, on June 3, a Pakistan Army soldier had embraced martyrdom after terrorists attacked a military post in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district.
According to the ISPR, the Pakistan Army troops had initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location after the attack on the military post.
During an exchange of fire, Sepoy Imran Khan embraced martyrdom.
On the other hand, gunmen attacked a police post in Dera Murad Jamali, killing two constables.
Police officer Aziz Jamali said the gunmen fled on motorcycles after shooting the police officers at the Mundrani security post near the town of Dera Murad Jamali.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Baloch terrorist groups have been active in the mineral- and gas-rich area.