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At least 23 soldiers martyred in terrorist attack on security forces’ checkpost in DI Khan: ISPR

  • Security forces kill 27 terrorists in various intelligence-based operations in the district
Published December 12, 2023

At least 23 security officials were martyred on Tuesday after a group of six terrorists rammed an explosive-laden truck into a security forces’ check-post in the general area of Daraban.

In a statement issued today, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also said at least 27 terrorists were killed in various operations in Dera Ismail Khan on December 11 and December 12.

The ISPR said the six terrorists attacked the security forces’ post in Daraban and when their attempt to enter was “effectively thwarted”, the terrorists rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the post, followed by a suicide bombing attack.

“The resulting blasts led to the collapse of the building, causing multiple causalities. 23 brave soldiers embraced martyrdom, while all six terrorists were effectively engaged and sent to hell,” the ISPR said.

Several other wounded were in critical condition, Aizaz Mehmood, an official of the state-run rescue service, told Reuters.

Meanwhile, the ISPR said that the sanitization operations are being conducted to eliminate any other terrorist present in the area, “as security forces of Pakistan are determined to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthens our resolve”.

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Separately, 17 terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Darazinda area of Dera Ismail Khan on the night of December 11 and December 12, the ISPR said.

“An intelligence-based operation was conducted in general area Darazinda on reported presence of terrorists.

“During the conduct of the operation, terrorists’ hideout was busted and seventeen terrorists were sent to hell,” the ISPR said.

Moreover, in another IBO in general area Kulachi, four terrorists were killed.

During the exchange of fire, two secuity officials embraced martyrdom.

“️The killed terrorists were actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as killing of innocent civilians.”

Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also recovered during the operations, the ISPR said.


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in a post on X expressed his deepest sympathies with the families of the brave martyrs and said Pakistan will fight back “till the menace of terrorism is eliminated from our motherland”.

“I salute our valiant security forces for countering the attack in Dera Ismail Khan.

“Their dedication, sacrifice and valor in the face of terror is unparalleled and a beacon of hope for our nation.”

Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti also condemned the terrorist attack and expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari expressed his grief and emphasised the need to eradicate the menace of terrorism.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the attack and said that the National Action Plan should be implemented to eliminate the nurseries of terrorism.

Pakistan has witnessed an uptick in terror activities after the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with the government in November last year.

As per AFP, the first half of 2023 saw a nearly 80 percent spike in attacks compared to last year, according to the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies.


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Parvez Dec 12, 2023 02:09pm
Cancel the elections in KPK.....and stop this useless killing.
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Johnny Walker Dec 12, 2023 03:49pm
Is this a result of intelligence failure?
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Anila Qadri Dec 12, 2023 04:26pm
Praying for beloved Pakistan. May no parents see their son's die this way
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Tulukan Mairandi Dec 12, 2023 04:44pm
No more Afghans .. now Blame who?
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Muhammad Iftikhar Dec 12, 2023 05:07pm
@Ali Asghar Malik, GO is not listed at PSX.
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S. Dec 12, 2023 05:15pm
@Tulukan Mairandi, Afghans are still there dude . How can you deport Million Afghan within someday not possible , stop your propaganda.
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Aamir Dec 12, 2023 05:20pm
As you sow so shall your reap. This is the price we are still paying for supporting USA war on terror and our strategic depth fantasy in Afghanistan
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bonce Dec 12, 2023 06:09pm
Divide bread into four parts, otherwise Pakistan will divide into four parts like Bangladesh. Only Punjabi dominate whole country. We must finish the landlord system, but Punjabi not like to finish them.
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bonce Dec 12, 2023 06:11pm
@Aamir , I agreed with you.
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KhanRA Dec 12, 2023 06:25pm
Mariah types will tell you to look away and believe that trans people are the biggest threat to this country. Not the zealots who have killed over 1 lakh in the name of their extremist ideology.
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Twain pen di Dec 12, 2023 06:56pm
thanks to the establishment, who to credit this feather in the cap?
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Waheed ud din Dec 12, 2023 07:55pm
I am really shocked to read this news. May Allah help Pakistan to eradicate terrorist from the country.
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TimetoMoVVeOn Dec 12, 2023 11:01pm
@Tulukan Mairandi, (welcome back) Of course who else to blame? India, Raw, Israel, and any country that is jealous of Pakistan. Recall the days of the Giani govt in Afghanistan, when a firecracker would blow up and they would blame India? What happened nows.
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zh Dec 13, 2023 02:27am
@Tulukan Mairandi, Intelligence agencies.
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Raheel Dec 13, 2023 02:49am
General SAHIB on USA visit, something to discuss
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