Following a terrorist attempt on the Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) Mianwali Training Air Base that was thwarted by the security forces in a timely manner, troops have killed nine terrorists in a clearance operation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.
Militants had earlier today attempted to attack the air base, but the security forces stopped them and went on an operation to remove any possible danger from the area.
"Alhumdolliah, the combing and clearance operation at PAF Training Airbase Mianwali has been concluded, and all nine terrorists have been sent to hell," the ISPR stated.
The statement added that the clearance operation was launched to eliminate any potential threat following the cowardly and failed terrorist attack on the base this morning.
"No damage has been done to any of the PAF’s functional operational assets, while only some damage was done to three already phased-out non-operational aircraft during the attack," said the statement.
According to ISPR, the swift and professional conclusion of the operation serves as a clear warning to all opponents of peace that the PAF is still on guard and fully capable of protecting the country from any attack.
Yesterday, a terrorist attack on two trucks carrying security troops resulted in the martyrdom of fourteen soldiers in Gwadar. The incident happened when the security convoy was traveling in the Gwadar area from Pasni to Ormara.
The ISPR stated that those responsible for "this heinous act will be hunted down [and] brought to justice" and that a sanitization operation was underway in the region.
Jalil Abbas Jilani, the acting foreign minister, vehemently denounced the terrorist incident.
"These kinds of actions are abhorrent. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the injured and martyred. Pakistan stands resolute against terrorists," he said in a post on X.