Pakistan

2,763 terrorists killed, 347 officers martyred in 1 year of Zarb-e-Azb: DG ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Pakistan military forces have killed 2763 terrorists during operation Zarb-e-Azb that was launched in June last year in North Waziristan, ARY News reported.

Military spokesman Asim Bajwa while highlighting achievements of the operation said that so far at least 2763 terrorists were killed while 837 hide outs were destroyed and 253 tons explosive recovered.

On June 15, 2015, Pakistan Army initiated an operation with the motive to eliminate the terrorists regardless of hue and color, along with their sanctuaries. During one year progress military forces attained significant achievements in FATA specially North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.

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General Raheel Sharif, COAS met troops who are busy in operation Zarbe Azb at Miranshah.

It was stated that terrorists using North Waziristan as a base, had waged a war against the state of Pakistan and had been disrupting national life in all its dimensions. Operation Zarb-e-Azb verified the thought as huge number of weapons were recovered since last year.

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Troops clearing area in Miranshah with the help of electronic gadgets

Starting the operation Pakistan Army vowed that they will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for the motherland. And during the operation 347 officers and soldiers were martyred.

Asim Bajwa also informed that Intelligence Based Officers (IBOs) have apprehended thousand terrorists, abettors and killed 218 hard core terrorists in cities. He also praised whole nation including Media of Pakistan and civil society for their positive contribution.

Highlighting positive outcomes of the operation, Asim Bajwa said curbing terrorism boosted confidence among foreigners resulting Zimbabwe cricket team tour and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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