Zarb-e-Azb: 910 militants, 82 soldiers killed: ISPR

Zarb-e-Azb: 910 militants killed, 82 soldiers embraced martyrdom: ISPR

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: As many as 910 militants have so far been killed in the continued military operation Zarb-e-Azb in the North Waziristan tribal region, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release issued on Wednesday.

The ISPR said that 82 soldiers have embraced martyrdom while 269 have been injured in the country from the day the operation was launched against militants.

It said that 42 soldiers were martyred in North Waziristan, 23 in FATA and 17 in remaining parts of the country including Balochistan and Karachi.

The Pakistan army’s media wings said that the army has cleared Miranshah, Mir Ali, Datta Khel, Boya and Digan towns from the militants which were their strongholds. It said that 88 kilometers Khajuri-Mir Ali-Miranshah-Dattakhel road in North Waziristan has also been cleared.

The ISPR said that 27 ammunition manufacturing, one rocket and one weapon manufacturing factories have been destroyed while scores of artillery, explosives, communication and logistic equipment is demolished.

A total of 2,274 integrated intelligence operations were conducted throughout the country in which 42 militants were killed while another 114 were arrested.

Meanwhile, a full-fledged relief operation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) is also in progress, the ISPR said.

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