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Terrorist attack on security post in Pakistan, 7 killed

March 16, 2024 1:01 pm

Terrorist attack on security post in Pakistan, 7 killed

Seven soldiers, including two officers, were killed in a terrorist attack on a security post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district. At this time, six terrorists were killed.

The country’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Saturday (March 16).

According to the military’s media wing, a group of six terrorists attacked a security post in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district today.

The terrorists rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the outpost as troops foiled initial attempts to infiltrate. This was followed by a series of suicide bombings and the collapse of a section of a building. Five people were killed. Among those killed in the initial attack were Habildar Sabir, Naik Khurshid, Sepoy Nasir, Raja and Sajjad, residents of District Khyber.

The ISPR also said that the operation led by Lt. Col. Kashif later killed six terrorists. However, Lieutenant Colonel Syed Kashif Ali (39) and Captain Muhammad Ahmed Badr (23) were killed in the intense firing.

The army’s media wing said operations are underway to eliminate any other terrorists present in the area, as Pakistan’s security forces are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country.

Terrorist activities increased in 2023 after the banned militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan concluded a ceasefire with the government of Pakistan in November 2022.

According to ISPR data, 10 militants were killed in two separate operations by security forces in North Waziristan district earlier this month. A late-night attack on a police station in Dera Ismail Khan was foiled last month. The gunmen attacked using heavy weapons. Earlier in December last year, Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan (TJP) militants attacked an army compound in Daraban area of Dera Ismail Khan, killing 23 soldiers and injuring over 30 others.

According to the annual security report of the Center for Research and Security Studies, Pakistan suffered 1,524 violence-related deaths and 1,463 injuries in 789 terrorist attacks and counter-terrorism operations in 2023, a six-year high.

KP and Balochistan were the primary centers of violence, accounting for more than 90 percent of all fatalities and 84 percent of attacks, including terrorism and security forces operations.

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