ISPR: (3,400 terrorists killed in Operation Zarb-e-Azb: ISPR)

ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday said in a statement that phenomenal successes have been achieved in operation Zarb-e-Azb during the last one and a half year.

It says last pockets close to Pak-Afghan border are being cleared and backbone of terrorists has been broken and their main infrastructure dismantled. Nexus with sleeper cells has also largely been disrupted.

Intelligence Based Operations are continuing to burst remaining sleeper cells. During this period, 3400 terrorists were killed and 837 hideouts, from where they were carrying out their terrorists activities, have been destroyed.

In all, 13200 intelligence based operations were carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists were killed and 21193 others arrested.

ISPR points out that success came at a heavy price as 488 valiant officers and men of Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps and other law enforcing agencies sacrificed their lives and 1914 injured in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Besides, 142 cases have been referred to total 11 military courts in the country. Of them, 55 cases have been decided and 87 are in process. 31 hardcore terrorists have been convicted.