Colonel martyred, 2 terrorists killed in DI Khan operation | Pakistan Today

Colonel martyred, 2 terrorists killed in DI Khan operation

RAWALPINDI: An army officer was martyred while two terrorists were killed on Monday as security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in Tank district of Dera Ismail Khan to foil a “major” terrorist activity.

According to a press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operation was conducted on a terrorist hideout. A large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the terrorist hideout, it added.

Colonel Mujeebur Rehman was martyred during the exchange of fire. Rehman hailed from Bunji, District Astore and is survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter.

The military’s media wing further added that during the sanitization operation, a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the terrorist hideout.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condoled Rehman’s death in a tweet from the official PTI account.

“The whole nation recognises the sacrifices made by Pakistan Army and security forces,” the premier said, adding: “It was because of the sacrifices made by the security forces that terrorism has been wiped out from the country.”

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also praised security forces on foiling terrorism bid.

In a tweet, the special assistant paid tribute to martyred Col Rehman, saying that the nation was “proud of its martyrs”.

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