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Colonel martyred, three terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

Colonel martyred, three terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

RAWALPINDI: At least three terrorists were killed while an Army officer Colonel Sohail Abid embraced martyrdom in exchange of fire in Killi Almas area in Balochistan province on Wednesday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Killi Almas, Balochistan, on the pointation from an under custody terrorist about presence of suicide bombers along with other terrorists in hideouts in the area.

The ISPR further informed that two suicide bombers along with a high value target (HVT) Salman Badeni, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) head of Balochistan, were killed in the operation. Salman Badeni was involved in killings of over 100 innocent personnel of Hazara community and police.

During intense exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists, Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced martyrdom while four other soldiers got injured. Two of the injured soldiers were in critical condition, the ISPR statement said.

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