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Over 3,400 terrorists killed since launch of Zarb-e-Azb

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army Saturday said 3,400 terrorists have been killed so far while 837 hideouts destroyed in one-and-a-half year since the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in June 2014.

During last 18 month, over 13200 intelligence-based operations were carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists killed, while 21193 others arrested, Director General (DG) of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa wrote on his Twitter account.

He said that 488 valiant officers and personnel of Pakistan army, Frontier Corps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, and Rangers in Sindh sacrificed their lives and 1,914 more sustained injuries in ongoing operation against terrorists.

Giving details of military court performance, Bajwa said 142 cases were referred to 11 military courts established in the country. He said 55 cases have been decided in which 31 hardcore terrorists were convicted, while 87 more cases are pending.

He said that phenomenal successes have been achieved since launch of the operation, adding that military personnel are engaged in clearing last pockets close to Pakistan-Afghan border.

The DG ISPR said Pakistan armed forces have broken terrorists’ backbone, dismantled their infrastructure and ‘largely disrupted’ their nexus with sleeper cells.

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