According to Army’s media wing, security forces conducted an intelligence based operation in Killi Almas, Balochistan on the disclosing of an under custody suspect about the presence of suicide bombers along with other terrorists in hideouts located in the vicinity.
Three militants were killed in the firefight that erupted, including Salman Badeni, the provincial commander of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). While two of the killed terrorists were suicide bombers belonged to Afghanistan, said ISPR.
Badeni was wanted for his involvement in the killing of more than 100 people, including policemen and members of the Hazara community. He was described by ISPR as a high value target.
During intense exchange of fire, Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced martyrdom, the ISPR further said in its statement, besides injuries to four soldiers. Two of the injured soldiers were in critical condition, the statement said.
Security forces have recovered a huge cache of munitions belonging to the terrorists killed the in the operation. The latest action of security forces was taken under ongoing operation Rad-ul-Fasaad, which has been eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism.