ISLAMABAD: Security forces have killed three terrorists in Punjab province in an anti-terror operation, the military said Saturday.
An army statement said that two paramilitary soldiers were also injured during the exchange of fire in Dera Ghazi Khan District.
The Punjab Rangers troops along with the Elite Police and intelligence agencies conducted an intelligence-based operation on a tip about the presence of the terrorists.
A statement from the army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said that prepared Improvised Explosive Device, rocket launcher, AK-47 rifles, grenades and ammunition were also recovered.
The operation was part of the major offensive “Radd ul Fasaad” , according to the statement.
The major operation was launched in February last year to “eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country” that mainly target sleeping cells of the militants, their supporters and financiers.
Operation “Radd ul Fasaad” mainly concentrates in suspected hideouts of the militants in urban areas as security officials believe the militants had moved to cities from the tribal regions as the result of major operations there in recent years. NNI