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Army operation denied establishment of ISIS foothold in Balochistan: ISPR

Army operation denied establishment of ISIS foothold in Balochistan: ISPR
June 08, 2017

RAWALPINDI, 08 June: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday released further details of secret information based counterterrorism operation that was recently carried out in Mastung area of Balochistan.
“Twelve militants including two suicide bombers were killed during three-day successful operation in Splinji area of Mastung and thwarted an attempt to establish an organized infrastructure of Islamic State (Daesh), a global terrorist group” ISPR added. “There were reports of 10-15 terrorists of a banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-al-Alami (LeJ-A) hiding in caves near Splingi (Koh-i-Siah/Koh-i-Maran), 36kms south east of Mastung. The said organization was reportedly making efforts for communication with IS (Daesh) and intended to facilitate establishment of its foothold in Balochistan,” the ISPR statement said.
ISPR claimed that the said group also trained and sent the suicide bomber used against Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri on 12 May from same hideout.
During the operation five security forces personnel including two officers sustained injuries, added ISPR. During the operation security forces destroyed IED making facility inside cave and recovered cache of arms and ammunition which included 50 kilograms of explosive, 3 suicide bomber jackets, 18 Grenades, 6 Rocket Launchers, 4 Light Machine Guns,18 small machine guns, 4 sniper rifles, 38 communication sets and huge ammunition of various types, the statement read.

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