Mianwali, 4 November, 2023 (GNP): In the early hours of Saturday, Pakistan’s military successfully prevented a terrorist attack on the Mianwali Training Air Base of the Pakistan Air Force.
This crucial intervention comes following a series of recent incidents that have resulted in the loss of at least 17 soldiers in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The string of unfortunate events included a militant attack in Gwadar, a remote-controlled bomb explosion in Dera Ismail Khan, and a security operation in KP’s Lakki Marwat.
Additionally, a fourth incident involving another remote-controlled blast in Dera Ismail Khan claimed the lives of five people and left over 24 others injured, including police officials.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement regarding the Mianwali Training Air Base attack, stating, “On Nov 4, 2023, in the early hours of the day, Mianwali Training Air Base of Pakistan Air Force came under a failed terrorist attack, which, Alhumdollilah, due to the swift and effective response by the troops, has been foiled and thwarted, ensuring the safety and security of personnel and assets.”
The ISPR also reported that three alleged terrorists were neutralized while attempting to enter the base, and the remaining three have been isolated due to the timely and effective response by the troops.
However, the attack resulted in some damage to three already grounded aircraft and a fuel bowser.
Pakistan’s military reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating terrorism from the country, stating, “A comprehensive joint clearance and combing operation is in final stages to completely clear the area.”