More than 30 terrorists and nine security personnel have been killed in Pakistan since the army launched a major operation last month, the military said on Friday. The military announced on February 22 the start of the countrywide operation codenamed “Radd-ul-Fasaad”, (“Reject Discord”), after a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people in the country.
According to the army’s Inter-Service Public Relations, the security forces also foiled a number of terror attacks during the operation, which still continues across the country.
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Nine security personnel have lost their lives in the operation. In one of the major raids, five terrorist were killed on March 7 when they were planning to attack a judicial complex in Swabi, a district in northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
The intelligence-based operation targeted sleeping cells of the militants who were using their hideouts to facilitate the bombers for terror attacks.
Army spokesman Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor said in a statement earlier that the operation was aimed at “indiscriminately eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made thus far and further ensuring security of the borders.”