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Two soldiers martyred in Balochistan IBO

ISPR says officer also injured,two terrorists killed in ensuing exchange of fire

The security forces claimed to have killed two terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) amid a heavy exchange of fire during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) to apprehend insurgents in Singi general area near Mashkai, Balochistan.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday that the security forces conducted an operation on the night between April 7 and 8 after getting information regarding the presence of terrorists in Singi area.

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It added that once the troops started establishing blocking positions, the terrorists tried to escape from their hideout and opened fire on the personnel.

The ISPR said the terrorists belonging to BLF were killed in the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, adding that the criminals were involved in different security incidents in Awaran and surrounding districts.

In addition, the security forces also recovered arms and ammunition, which were intended to be used by the terrorists for disrupting peace and security in the area, the ISPR said.

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The military’s media wing said that two valiant sons of the soil, Lance Havaldar Raj Wali Khan and Sepoy Usama Khan, embraced martyrdom during the operation, while one officer got injured.

“The security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan,” it said.

It may be mentioned here that on March 22, at least two soldiers and three civilians were martyred during a terrorist attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district.

According to the ISPR, the terrorists fired on security forces in Bloro area of the district, which initiated a response from the security forces.

“Resultantly, four terrorists were killed. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists,” it added.

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