- On receiving a tip, an operation was carried out at Hoshab.
- Security personnel and civilians were targets of terrorist assaults.
- Following the discovery of the hideout, forces were sent there by helicopter.
RAWALPINDI: The military’s propaganda wing reported on Wednesday that four terrorists were killed in a shootout that occurred during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan.
The operation was started, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), to clear a “hideout of terrorists, linked to fire incidents on security personnel and civilians in addition to placement of improvised explosive devices on M-8, in general area Talsar, Hoshab.”
According to the ISPR, a helicopter was used to transport security troops after ongoing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance of the area helped to identify the terrorist stronghold.
Four terrorists started firing on the security forces while blocking positions were being set up to close the escape routes, according to the ISPR. The four terrorists were also slain, it was stated, in the fierce gunfight that ensued.
Additionally, homemade explosive devices were discovered in a stash of weapons and ammo.
Asim Munir, COAS, travels to Baluchistan
The action took place the day after General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), promised that the military would foil attempts by hostile elements that were “foreign-sponsored and supported” to destabilize Balochistan.
According to ISPR, the army chief stressed the importance of maintaining the highest level of operational preparedness while interacting with troops on the ground to combat instability in the province during his visit to the Khuzdar and Basima areas of Balochistan.
General Munir continued, “We are aware of the cunning plans of Pakistan’s external adversaries to upset the hard-won tranquility in Balochistan.
He stated that the army’s deployment and activities “are being concentrated in the southwestern province to build an enabling atmosphere for charitable people-centric socio-economic growth.”
The army chief was also informed on the current security situation, operational readiness, and steps being made to create a secure and tranquil atmosphere, according to the military’s media wing.
Seven different explosions struck Balochistan this month, killing five soldiers and injuring more than a dozen others. There were three explosions in Quetta, two in Turtbat, one in each of the Hub and Kohlu districts, and one in Turtbat.
Pakistan has been dealing with terror strikes of various kinds over the past several months, particularly in the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as the country fights against a recent wave of growing terrorism.
Following these attacks, the nation’s civil and military leadership made a decision to go up against terrorists and fight their efforts to undermine the country’s peace.