Balochistan is facing the headwind of terrorism while the security forces are clearing it out. In a recent clearance operation, three more terrorists have been killed bringing the total terrorists’ casualties to 13. ISPR said, “Security forces encircled the well dug out [hideout] and [engaged] in an intense exchange of fire”. The killed terrorists are identified as Commander Sumair alias Bahar, Altaf alias Lalik, and Phailan Baloch, who were involved in terrorist attacks in Panjgur and other areas. Another grenade attack occurred on Levies post in Chaman injuring six people including two Levies soldiers. With the start of 2022, a wave of terrorists has encircled Balochistan following the deadly attacks on security forces in Panjgur and Naushki.
ISPR said that it has intercepted conversations between terrorists and their sympathizers in Afghanistan and India. The statement added, “As per the initial investigation, intelligence agencies have intercepted communications between terrorists and their handlers in Afghanistan and India”. The clearance operations are the results of increasing attacks on security forces. Last month, Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) attacked an army check post in Keech and martyred 10 soldiers. In the recent clearance operations, seven security personnel are martyred including an officer. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zia said that they are receiving several security threats. However, security and intelligence forces are on high alert all across the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan praised the bravery and courage of security personnel in countering terrorist activities in Balochistan.