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On 13 April 2024, security forces conducted an intelligence based operation in Buner District, on reported presence of terrorists.

Rawalpindi - April 13, 2024

No PR-98/2024-ISPR

On 13 April 2024, security forces conducted an intelligence based operation in Buner District, on reported presence of terrorists.

During the conduct of operation, after an intense fire exchange, HVT Terrorist ring leader Saleem @Rabbani was sent to hell, while two other terrorists were injured.

Terrorist Saleem @Rabbani remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against the security forces as well as extortion & target killings of innocent civilians. He was highly wanted by the Law enforcement agencies and Government had fixed Head money of PKR 5 Million on him.

However, during the operation, two brave sons of soil, Lance Havildar Mudassar Mehmood (age-36 yrs; resident of district Rawalpindi) and Lance Naik Haseeb Javed (age-27 yrs; resident of district Poonch, AJ&K), having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat.

Sanitization operation is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area. Security forces of Pakistan remain determined to wipe-out the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.

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