Army deployed in GB’s Ghizar valley after militants attack police check post


GILGIT BALTISTAN: Following an attack on police check post in Gilgit Baltistan’s (GB) Ghizar valley on Sunday, army troops were deployed alongside local security officials to control security situation in the area.

According to media reports, unknown militants attacked and torched a check post and police camps near Saingal village in Ghizar valley.  An exchange of fire took place between the security officials and militants, following which the militants managed to escape from the incident site with ammunition.

The security parameters were heightened and police officials were stationed in Ghizar for the last two weeks in anticipation of terrorists’ involved in Diamer school attacks finding refuge in the valley.

Earlier this month, a security operation was launched after unidentified attackers believed to be militants opposed to girls’ education bombed and torched a dozen schools, including an Army Public School, in various parts of Diamer district on August 2, triggering road protests and blockade of the Karakoram Highway.

On August 5, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) claimed that they had identified one of the 36 suspected militants arrested for their alleged involvement in the burning down of schools in Diamer district of GB.

Later, two suspects and a police constable were killed in the shootout between militants and security personnel during the operation in Tangir area.