4 terrorists killed during intelligence-based operation in Balochistan's Hoshab ISPR.

Security forces gunned down at least four terrorists during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan's Hoshab, the military's public affairs wing said on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an IBO was initiated 'to clear a hideout linked with firing incidents on security forces along M-8, in general area Talsar, Hoshab' on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists.

'As a result of continuous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) of the area, a location of terrorists was identified and security forces were heli inserted [to nab the terrorists].'

The statement said that while the forces were establishing positions to cut off escape routes, four terrorists opened fire on the troops.

During the heavy exchange of fire, all four terrorists were killed, while a cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) was also recovered from their possession, the ISPR added.

A day earlier, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir visited Balochistan's Khuzdar and Basima areas where he was briefed on the prevailing security situation and the formation's operational...

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