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Pakistan: Top ISI brigadier killed throughout an encounter with militants in South Waziristan

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Pakistan: Top ISI brigadier killed during an encounter with militants in South Waziristan

Pakistan army media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday mentioned {that a} brigadier from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Mustafa Kamal Barki, was killed throughout an encounter with “hardcore terrorists” in South Waziristan’s Angoor Adda, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. 

The ISPR in a press release mentioned that an intense change of fireside occurred between the 2 sides, including that Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki was killed “while leading the encounter from the front” and 7 others have been injured, together with two who have been critically wounded. The army’s media affairs wing mentioned Brigadier Barki and his crew “put up a valiant resistance against the terrorists during the encounter and the officer sacrificed his life for the peace of the motherland”.

“Defence forces of Pakistan and intelligence agencies pledge to reaffirm and demonstrate firm resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism from every inch of the country,” the ISPR mentioned, as quoted by Dawn. 

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed remorse over the incident and mentioned Brigadier Barki had “sacrificed his life for the peace of motherland”, including that his sacrifice wouldn’t go in useless. 

“The terrorists will be found out [and] they will have to pay a heavy price,” the international minister mentioned. 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan additionally mentioned he was “saddened” to listen to of the information and prolonged his condolences to the brigadier’s household, Dawn reported. 
ISPR lately confirmed that two youngsters have been killed throughout an operation in opposition to suspected “militants” on the border of North and South Waziristan districts, Dawn reported. 

According to ISPR, two youngsters died in the course of the operation, by which officers alleged that eight folks, whom the media wing referred to as “militants” additionally left two troopers wounded. 

“Upon information about the presence of militants in the Zinghara area of South Waziristan, security forces carried out an operation,” mentioned the assertion. 
Earlier, unconfirmed media reviews claimed that the kids have been killed in a drone strike however within the ISPR assertion, there was no point out of a “drone strike,” reported Dawn.

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