2 soldiers die in exchange of fire with terrorists: ISPR

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Raddul Fassad Operation

Over hundred suspects held, terrorist killed

Zahid Chaudhary

Rawalpindi

Two Pakistan Army soldiers, Lieutenant Khawar and Naik Shehzad, were killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists in the Jani Khel area of Frontier Region Bannu on Thursday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations.
The military’s media wing added that four terrorists were also killed in the intelligence based operation conducted by security forces.
Meanwhile, more than hundred suspects were apprehended and at least one terrorist was killed in countrywide raids by security forces on Thursday.
Frontier Corps and intelligence personnel conducted a joint search operation Balochistan. During the search, terrorists opened fire at paramilitary personnel, which the FC troops effectively responded.
One terrorist was killed in the exchange of fire, while an FC man was wounded. Officials also recovered arms and explosives in search of the vicinity.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Rangers Punjab conducted searches in various cities and apprehended 10 suspects.
The searches were conducted in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Attock. Rangers also seized a cache of explosives during the searches.
Thursday’s raids and searches came as part of an ongoing military campaign with the name of Radd-ul-Fasaad aimed at wiping out terrorists and their facilitators from the country.
Pakistan on February 22 launched a nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’, which includes broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country.
The crackdown came in reaction to the wave of terror attacks which hit the country last month prompting the civil-military leadership to order an all-out campaign against terrorists and their facilitators.
The Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces as well as other security and law enforcement agencies will continue to actively participate and support the efforts of the Pakistan Army to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.
Shafeeq Muaaviya, a member of a banned militant group, was arrested and transferred to an undisclosed place for interrogation. Paramilitary Rangers arrested two mobile shop dealers in Ahmedpur Lamma and captured an illegal biometric machine and other equipment. The law enforcement agencies in a search operation in Mianwali detained 52 suspected persons.

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