Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Balochistan’s Shahrig town, a statement issued by the military said on Monday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that an intelligence-based operation (IBO) commenced in Kaman Pass area near Shahrig, a small town of the province near district Sibi, to clear a hideout of terrorists.
“Security forces were dropped by helicopter near the suspected location of terrorists to cut the escape routes and clear the hideout,” it said.
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The military’s media wing said during the establishment of blocking positions, terrorists opened fire on the security forces, resulting in the martyrdom of Sepoy Shafi Ullah and Sepoy Muhammad Qaiser.
During the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, four terrorists were also killed while a cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered.
“The clearance operation, however, continues to apprehend other terrorists in the area,” it added.