Pakistan eliminates over 100 militants post shrine attack
Islamabad : Over 100 militants have been eliminated from Pakistan within 24 hours of Islamic State claimed shrine attack that killed nearly 80 people and injured more than 200.
The suicide bomber attack is one of the deadliest ever Pakistan has faced in history. Soon after the attack on the famous Sufi shrine in Sindh, army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa pledged, "Each drop of the nation's blood shall be avenged, and avenged immediately. No more restraint for anyone."
According to a report by Times of India, the soldiers launched search-and-strike operation and eliminated nothing less than 100 terrorists from the country.
Of the 100-odd terrorists killed on Friday, 46 were accounted for, according to the army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) release on Friday.
Paramilitary Sindh Rangers claimed to have killed 18 terrorists in overnight operations in the province. Of these, seven were killed in a shootout on a highway near Kathor when troops were returning from Sehwan.