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Colonel martyred, three terrorists killed in Balochistan operation

RAWALPINDI (Muslim Times) – 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.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the whole nation is united against coward enemies.

In a statement, PM pledged to not sit silent until the elimination of terrorism from the country. He also paid tribute to Army officer Colonel Sohail Abid who embraced martyrdom in an exchange of fire in Killi Almas area in Balochistan.

He said our soldiers have paid the price of freedom with blood and there is no higher sacrifice than it.

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