According to the ISPR, a group of 10 to 12 terrorists abducted a lieutenant colonel of the Pakistan army and his cousin on Tuesday night….reports Asian Lite News
Two terrorists were killed in a military operation by the Pakistan army in the Ziarat district of the country’s southwest Balochistan province.
A terrorist hideout was identified and cleared by the security forces on Saturday in the operation to recover an abductee and apprehend the perpetrators, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, a military statement said on Saturday night.
The terrorists were killed during an exchange of fire, the statement said, adding that the security forces found the body of the abductee a few kilometers away from the area, who was believed to be killed after the abduction, Xinhua news agecy reported quoting the ISPR.
“The sanitisation operation, however, continues in the area to apprehend the remaining three to four perpetrators who are on the run,” it added.
According to the ISPR, a group of 10 to 12 terrorists abducted a lieutenant colonel of the Pakistan army and his cousin on Tuesday night.
The army found the body of the army officer on Wednesday night during a recovery operation, however, the terrorists managed to escape from the area along with the other abductee, the ISPR said.
Earlier, unidentified men in Pakistan shot dead a counter-terrorism officer in the Kharan district of Balochistan, while he was on his way back home, local media reported.
He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries after battling for his life for hours.
According to Dawn, the sources in the Counterterrorism Department (CTD) said that Pakistan’s Kharan district officer Eid Mohammad was shot at Naurozabad bypass near his home.
“The gunmen opened fire using automatic weapons, critically injuring the officer. The deceased officer received multiple bullet injuries and was shifted to Divisional Headquarters Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries,” the sources added.
CTD Kharan’s Station House Officer (SHO) Abdullah said, “The assailants fled the scene soon after the incident.”
“It seems to be a targeted killing,” another police official said. However, no individual or group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the Dawn reported.
The police further said that the department was investigating the case.
Police told that the victim was a senior police officer who also served as SHO in Kharan and Dalbandin for several years, Dawn reported.
The body of the deceased officer was handed over to the heirs after a medico-legal examination. (IANS/ANI)