4 terrorists killed during Hoshab IBO

-ISPR says four Security Personnel martyred in attack from ‘Iranian soil’

RAWALPINDI: Four terrorists were gunned down in a shootout that took place during an Intelligence-Based Operation (IBO) in Balochistan, said the military’s media wing on Wednesday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the operation was launched to clear a “hideout of terrorists, linked with firing incidents on security forces and civilians besides planting of improvised explosive devices on M-8, in general area Talsar, Hoshab”.
The ISPR said the security forces were deployed via a helicopter after the terrorist hideout was identified with the help of continuous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance of the area.
“While the establishment of blocking positions to cut the escape routes was underway, four terrorists opened fire onto the security forces,” said the ISPR. It added that the four terrorists were killed during the heavy exchange of fire that took place. A cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices were also recovered.
On the other hand, in the latest strike on the armed forces, as many as four security personnel were martyred when terrorists attacked from “Iranian soil”, ISPR said in another statement.
The incident took place when terrorists from across the Pakistan-Iran border targeted a convoy of security personnel patrolling along the divide in the Chukab area of Balochistan’s Panjgur district. In response, the military’s media wing said that the Iranian side has been asked to hunt down the terrorists. -ISPR