Pak forces kill six militants, arrest 12


RAWALPINDI: At least six militants were killed and a dozen others were taken into custody in combing operations across the country, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday.

The ISPR said two militant hideouts were also destroyed in air strikes and ground offensive in Khyber Agency along the Pakistan-Afghan border on Sunday.

According to the ISPR, security forces destroyed terror hideouts in Sattar Kallay and Naray Nao villages. The military described it as a sequel to the ongoing Khyber-III operation in treacherous, mountainous area of Rajgal.

Meanwhile, ten terrorists were apprehended during a combing operation in Tall, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the ISPR said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered during the raid.

Two more terrorists were nabbed in an operation in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Juglot area. Security personnel seized a suicide vest, arms and ammunition from them.

On the other hand, forces destroyed a camp run by an outlawed organization in Ziarat, Balochistan, said security sources. The camp was situated in Sanjavi area of Ziarat district.

They added that a suicide jacket, two Kalashnikovs and five hand grenades were recovered from the camp. The search for militants is still continued in nearby mountains.

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