RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Friday that after the military operation Zarb-e-Azb in the North Waziristan tribal region, militants are on the run and making desperate attempts to cause damage to Pakistan, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“Their attempts would not bear fruit and they will not find any space to hide in the country,” the COAS said while appreciating the valour of the security forces who successfully foiled terrorists bid to attack the PAF and the army aviation base in Quetta.
“With the backing of the entire nation, we will Inshalla eliminate the scourge of terrorism from our soil forever,” the COAS said.
The army chief said that the security forces should continue to remain vigilant and respond promptly as they have done in Quetta to defeat nefarious designs of the terrorists.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the ISPR said while divulging details about last night attack on the PAF base Smungli and the Khalid army aviation base Quetta that the militants attempts to enter both bases were successfully foiled by a prompt action by an integrated security force of Army, PAF, FC and police at both bases, killing 11 militants. The spokesman said that three militants were also apprehended.
The spokesman said that five militants were killed outside the PAF base Smungli and three were apprehended while six militants were killed outside the Khalid army aviation base Quetta.
In addition, he said that all the PAF and army aviation assets remained safe.