RAWALPINDI: On receipt of intelligence information regarding presence of terrorists and their facilitators in Jatt Bazar near Awaran in Balochistan, security forces conducted search and clearance operation.
According to the media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), due to intense exchange of fire with terrorists during operation, Lance Naik Muhammad Iqbal was injured and immediately evacuated to Karachi. However, he embraced shahadat due to excessive bleeding.
Security forces have successfully cleared the entire area of Jatt Bazar.
On the other hand, security forces have foiled a major sabotage plot in Bajaur, by launching a successful operation on a tip-off about presence of terrorists in Barang Tehsil of the district.
According to the officials, the security forces during the operation recovered two suicide jackets which were to be used by anti-state elements for major catastrophes in Peshawar and Rawalpindi.
Security forces during the last few days have also conducted successful operations in Bajaur district in which several commanders of the banned terrorist outfits were killed.