12 hardcore terrorists killed in Mastung cave operation: ISPR 12 hardcore terrorists killed in Mastung cave operation: ISPR

The security in an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in Splinji, Mastung killed 12 militants and successfully foiled suspected major terrorist activities in Baluchistan.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday said “As part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, security forces conducted an IBO [intelligence-based operation] in Splinji, Mastung, over the last two days, successfully foiling major terrorist activities in Balochistan,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. “Twelve hardcore terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire. Five security officials, including two officers, were also injured,

The operation lasted for two days as the terrorists were hiding inside a cave and were planning, coordinating and executing terrorist activities in the province.

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According to the ISPR, the terrorists were hiding inside a cave to plan, coordinate and execute terrorist activities in the province, according to the statement.

Mastung cave operation began late Friday evening and commandos from the army’s elite Special Services Group (SSG) took part in it as well.

“The armed terrorists holed up in the cave started firing upon the security forces when they cordoned off the area,” a security official said. “The operation in the rugged and difficult to traverse mountainous terrain of Splinji continued till late Saturday night. Heavy weapons were used by both sides,” the official added

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