COAS spends time with soldiers injured in Bannu operation

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Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir visited the Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on Wednesday to meet the officers and soldiers injured in an operation to clear a Counter-Terrorism Department complex in Bannu seized by militants.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief remained with the injured soldiers for some time and inquired about their well-being.

General Asim appreciated their high spirit and morale and lauded their professionalism during the operation against the terrorists.

In a late-night announcement on Tuesday, the military’s media wing said that the army’s elite commandos killed 25 militants who had seized the CTD police station in Bannu.

The ISPR said the soldiers from the Special Service Group foiled the militants’ attempt to escape the facility after their demand to provide them with a safe passage to Afghanistan was rejected.

The ISPR denied that the SSG commandos came under attack from the outside, adding that the great sacrifice rendered by the army soldiers “raise our level of love for the country”.