On Sunday morning in Balochistan’s Gwadar area, security forces killed two terrorists who had launched an attack on a military convoy. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that the terrorists carried out the attack at 10am, using small arms and hand grenades.
An initial statement from the ISPR indicated that the operation had been initiated in response to reports of terrorist presence in the area. The statement noted that one militant had been killed, while three others sustained injuries during the confrontation with security forces.
In a separate development, the Chinese consulate in Karachi confirmed that the targeted convoy was transporting Chinese workers. The consulate’s statement on its website revealed that “a Chinese convoy linked to the Gwadar port project encountered roadside explosive devices and gunfire while returning from Gwadar Airport to the port area.” The statement clarified that there were no casualties or injuries among Chinese citizens. The incident occurred at 9:17am according to the consulate’s information. The consulate asked Pakistan to “severely punish the perpetrators and take concrete and effective measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens, institutions and projects”. The statement said the Chinese consulate general “has activated the contingency plan as soon as possible, reminding local Chinese citizens, enterprises, and projects to be vigilant, upgrade security measures, prevent security risks, and pay close attention to the security situation to ensure safety”. July 2021, 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, had died in a bus attack near the Dasu hydropower plant in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
4 terrorists killed in Bajaur
In a recent intelligence-based operation (IBO) carried out in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district, security forces effectively neutralized four terrorists and apprehended one individual.
According to a statement from the ISPR, the operation was conducted in Charmang last night following credible reports regarding the presence of terrorists. The operation resulted in a fierce exchange of gunfire between the security forces and the terrorists.
The ISPR’s statement further detailed that the operation led to the elimination of four terrorists while one was captured alive. The militants were found in possession of weapons, ammunition, and explosives, including a suicide vest. These individuals were known to be actively involved in a multitude of terrorist activities, targeting security forces and causing harm to innocent civilians, particularly through suicide bombings.
Tragically, the ISPR announced that 24-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Shoaib lost his life in the encounter.
Pakistan has seen an uptick in terror activities, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.