ZHOB: One terrorist was killed and one soldier embraced martyrdom and two others got hurt during an exchange of fire between the security forces and militants in Zhob.
The security forces have launched an operation in Sambaza area of Zhob, Balochistan for the last 96 hours to stop militants from using suspected routes to sneak into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and target citizens and security forces.
The ISPR, the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said on Sunday that based on credible intelligence, an operation has been launched in Sambaza area of Zhob, Balochistan for the last 96 hours to stop terrorists from using few suspected routes to move across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to sneak into KP along the interprovincial boundary and target citizens and security forces.
The ISPR informed that as a result of continuous surveillance and sanitization of the area, a group of terrorists was intercepted in the early hours today.
As the security forces blocked their escape routes, the terrorists opened fire on them. During the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed, while Sepoy Haq Nawaz embraced Shahadat and two other soldiers got injured.
The terrorists were supported by their facilitators from across the border.
The ISPR said that the sanitization operation is continued in the area to apprehend the remaining perpetrators.