A day following security forces’ successful repulsion of terrorist attacks in Balochistan’s Mach and Kolpur areas, an additional 12 terrorists were eliminated during the subsequent clearance operation, as revealed on Wednesday. The total casualty count in the operation now stands at 21 terrorists.
Yesterday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, reported that multiple terrorists, including suicide bombers, launched attacks on Mach and Kolpur complexes in Balochistan.
Law enforcement agencies responded effectively, resulting in the neutralisation of at least nine terrorists. However, four courageous members of the security forces, engaged in fierce combat, sacrificed their lives, along with two innocent civilians, in the intense exchange of fire.
Detailed insights into the security forces’ efforts in the Mach area of Balochistan have now emerged. Official sources affirm that the ongoing clearance operation aims to eliminate the remaining terrorists in the area, ensuring the safety of the local populace.
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The swift actions of the security forces thwarted the attacks, compelling the terrorists to flee. “The courage of the brave soldiers of the Pakistan Army further strengthens our determination in the war against terrorism.”
Interim Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai identified the terrorists as members of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), with two individuals named Doda Baloch and Pardan Baloch. He underscored that despite the terrorists’ reliance on advice and propaganda support from India through social and electronic media, their malicious plans yielded no favourable results.
“In a desperate bid to salvage their mission, the RAW handlers advised the terrorists to retreat. Yet, our forces relentlessly pursued them, resulting in their failure to escape,” Achakzai added.
Sources indicated that security forces had prior intelligence about the impending terrorist attack. When the attack occurred, forces ambushed the terrorists, delivering a swift and effective response, ultimately leading to the elimination of the assailants.