Four terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Turbat

Forces terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Turbat

TURBAT: At least four terrorists were killed after an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Hoshab area of Turbat district of Balochistan.

Security forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) to clear a hideout of terrorists, linked with armed attacks on security forces and civilians besides planting of improvised explosive devices on M-8, in general area Talsar of Hoshab, said military wing, ISPR in the statement.

As a result of continuous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) of the area, a location of the terrorists was identified and security forces were moved in through a helicopter.

While the establishment of blocking positions to cut the escape routes was underway, four terrorists opened fire onto the security forces personnel.

During ensuing heavy exchange of fire, all four terrorists were killed, while a cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has been recovered from their hideout.

The security forces action in Hoshab came a day after police and security forces in Dera Ismail Khan had saved the city from a possible terror attack as they recovered suicide jackets and explosive material in a joint operation.



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