Army major martyred, 3 terrorists killed in Zhob IBO

ISPR says security forces conducted intel-based operation in Sambaza area of Zhob district

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Pakistani soldiers stand guard in Bannu, on July 2, 2014. — Reuters
  • ISPR says three terrorists were “sent to hell” during IBO.
  • Weapons, ammunition also recovered from killed terrorists.
  • Major Babar Khan fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom. 

A Pakistan Army major was martyred, while three terrorists were killed during an intense exchange of fire in Sambaza area of Zhob district in Balochistan on Tuesday, the military’s media wing said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the remote area of Balochistan.

During the conduct of the operation, the troops effectively engaged the terrorists’ location, as result of which three terrorists were “sent to hell”, the ISPR added.

Weapons, ammunition, and explosives were also recovered from the killed terrorists, the statement mentioned.

However, during the intense exchange of fire, the ISPR said Major Babar Khan, 33, resident of district Mianwali, having fought gallantly, paid the ultimate sacrifice and embraced martyrdom while leading his troops from the front.

“Sanitisation operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorist present in the area.”

"Security forces of Pakistan, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts of sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan, and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve," the ISPR said.

Last week, security forces neutralised six terrorists after a gun battle during an IBO in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, the military's media wing had said.