RAWALPINDI: Six terrorists were killed, three injured and another was apprehended in shootouts that took place in Charmang of Bajaur district and Gwadar area of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

The ISPR added that a soldier also embraced martyrdom during the exchange of fire in Gwadar.

According to the ISPR, the military’s media affairs wing, two terrorists were killed by security forces after they attacked a military convoy in Balochistan’s Gwadar on Sunday morning.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that the terrorists carried out the attack at 10am, using small arms and hand grenades.

“However, due to the efficient and swift response, two terrorists were sent to hell with no harm to any military or civil persons,” the statement said, with the military expressing its resolve to “thwart efforts of the enemies of peace and prosperity in the country”.

An earlier statement by the ISPR said the operation was launched in the area after the presence of terrorists was reported, adding that one militant had been killed and three others injured during the exchange of fire with security forces.

The crossfire continued between the forces and militants for some time, the ISPR said, adding the sanitisation of the area is underway to eliminate any remaining terrorists found in the area.

“The security forces have cordoned off the entire area [and] launched [a] search operation,” the ISPR said.

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