Terrorist killed in DI Khan IBO

RAWALPINIDI: A terrorist was killed and another injured by the firing of security forces, who conducted an intelli-gence-based operation (IBO) in the general area of Kulachi, Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“During the conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange took place between own troops and ter-rorists, resultantly one terrorist was sent to hell while one got injured,” a brief statement released by the ISPR read.

It added that some weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the slain militant, who re-mained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and the killing of civilians.

The military’s media wing stated that sanitisation of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area.

The locals of the area appreciated the operation, it added.

Last month, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir had said that Pakistan was acting as a bulwark against terrorism and the international community must realise the immense sacrifices ren-dered by the country.

According to the ISPR, the army chief had made the remarks during a meeting with a group of 38 stu-dents from Harvard University, United States hailing from 9 different countries at the General Head-quarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the military’s media affairs wing added.

During the interactive session, the COAS had talked about regional security issues and the Pakistan Army’s contributions to promoting peace and stability in the region.

The army chief had also highlighted the rich potential of Pakistan and urged the participants to per-ceive Pakistan based on their experiences during their stay in Pakistan.

Gen Munir further had said that the human suffering and atrocities being committed in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and efforts to change the demographic realities.

“[The] students appreciated the COAS for providing the opportunity for a constructive interaction,” the ISPR added.

In the first week of September, General Asim Munir also stressed the importance of a strong economy for invincible defence, saying mutual cooperation is the key to the economic development of the country.

In a statement, commemorating Defence and Martyrs’ Day, the army chief had also berated those who tried to undermine the strong bond between the military and the people.

“Pakistan Army as a national institution foiled it [sinister attempt] with great patience and wisdom,” the statement added, quoting Gen Asim, read.

The COAS had also termed unity and trust between the military and people a great asset. –Agencies