ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Army colonel embraced martyrdom and two terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in DI Khan on Monday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The military’s media wing said security forces foiled a major terrorist attack during the security operation near Tank.
Security forces killed two high-value terrorists during the operation.
“As soon as troops cordoned the area, terrorists opened fire. During the operation two terrorists (high-value targets) killed,” the ISPR stated without giving further details of the terrorists killed.
During the exchange of fire, Colonel Mujeeb ur Rehman embraced martyrdom.
ISPR further added that during the sanitization operation, a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the terrorist hideout.
Col Mujeebur Rehman hailed from Bunji, Astore. He is survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan hailed the sacrifices of Colonel Mujeebur Rehman.
The president said that the entire nation is united and determined in the war against terrorism.
“Security forces have eliminated terrorism by rendering immense sacrifices,” he added.
Alvi also prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.
Imran applauded the successful operation of the security forces against terrorists in Tank.
In a statement on Monday, he hailed the courage and bravery of Colonel Mujeebur Rehman. He also prayed for the departed soul.
“The entire nation acknowledges the sacrifices of the armed forces and security institutions,” he added.
The premier said it is the outcome of the unprecedented sacrifices of the security forces that terrorism has been eradicated and the lit of peace stands alighted.
More than three years ago, the Pakistan Army launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, the intensive nation-wide operation against terror groups, steered by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has successfully thwarted more than 400 terrorist plots across the country since 2017.
During the multi-faceted campaign, the military carried out more than 49,000 IBOs to foil terror attacks and prevent militants from disrupting life across the country.