On 31 March 2023, a fire exchange took place between terrorists and security forces in general area Mir Ali, North Waziristan District. Own troops fought bravely and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.
Funeral prayers of Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki who embraced martyrdom during an encounter with hardcore terrorists in Angoor Adda, South Waziristan yesterday was performed at Race Course Rawalpindi today.
Havildar Azhar Iqbal, Naik Mohammad Asad and Sepoy Essa of Pakistan Army who embraced shahadat during an operation in Saggu, Dera Ismail Khan were laid to rest with full military honours in Lodhran, Mian Channu and Bobar Ziarat, South Waziristan respectively.
On night 20/21 March 2023, terrorists opened fire on Police check post in general area Khutti, DI Khan District.On receipt of the information, security forces immediately cordoned the area, blocking all possible escape routes.
On 21 March 2023, during an encounter with the hard core terrorists in general area Angoor Adda, South Waziristan, intense fire was exchanged. Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), while leading the encounter from the front, embraced Shahadat while 7 x members got injured (including 2 critically wounded).
From 15 Mar 23 onwards, an Intelligence Based Operation has been initiated to intercept a terrorists group operating in general area South of Awaran. The terrorists were linked with firing and improvised explosive devices incidents along Turbat Awaran Rd and surrounding areas.
On 15 Mar 23, an Intelligence Based Operation was carried out in general area Boghra Rd, Chaman to search a suspected hideout of Terrorists, linked with recent firing incidents on law enforcement agencies and civilians in Chaman area besides planting of improvised explosive devices in surrounding areas. As a result of continuous technical Surveillance and Reconnaissance of the area, a location of the Terrorists was identified and Security Forces along with CTD were inducted.
Upon presence of information of terrorists in Zinghara area of South Waziristan, security forces carried out an operation. During intense exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists including mortar fire, eight terrorists have been killed, whereas two soldiers are injured.
COAS General Syed Asim Munir visited forward posts at Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan and interacted with the troops. COAS laid floral wreath at Yadgar e Shuhada in Wana and visited Formation Headquarters where he was briefed about the operational, training and security matters of the formation as well as progress on development works being undertaken in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs).
The 60 hours long arduous and rigorous 6th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition was concluded at National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi with an impressive closing ceremony today. COAS General Syed Asim Munir graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.