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All terrorists killed in GHQ gunbattle: ISPR

Pakistan army commandos carry the body of a militant wearing military uniforms

Pakistan army commandos carry the body of a militant wearing military uniforms

The spokesman Pakistan army Major General Athar Abbas has confirmed a local news TV that the situation outside army General Headquarters (GHQ) has been brought under total control meanwhile, all four terrorists who carried out gun onslaught at army checkpost, have been killed.

According to sources, four terrorists, driving a white Suzuki van and dressed in army uniform, opened firing and hurled hand grenades at army checkpost outside headquarters’ main gate, which security forces retaliated successfully, killing all four terrorists while two were arrested.

Some security guards were also embrace martyrdom during offensive, Abbas said, adding, army commandos had cordoned off the entire area and search operation remained underway to locate other militants who might have fled through adjacent areas.

The miscreants have been overpowered and the situation is under complete control just after one-hour long gunbattle, spokesman ISPR Athar Abbas confirmed to Geo news.

According to details suspected militants attacked tightly guarded army headquarters on Saturday, as they were in a white Suzuki vehicle and were intercepted at army checkpost no 1, they opened fire and threw five hand grenades at a main gate, security officials and media said.

“They wore army uniforms and tried to enter the headquarters area but when they were stopped they opened fire and hurled hand grenades and later were killed following a deadly gunbattle,” a security official told media.

Four terrorists were killed and two were arrested during one-hour long encounter and four army men embraced martyrdom, army sources said.

Media sources said firing continued with the two or three gunmen for forty minutes after the attack was launched. Three blasts had been heard, they said.

Soldiers had sealed off roads leading to the headquarters and two helicopters remained hovering over the area.


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