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Press Release

Rawalpindi- February 17 2017

Operations Update

As ordered by COAS last night, response to recent Ts incidents is in progress across the country. Following actions have been undertaken:-

> IBOs and combining operations are in progress across the country including Punjab. Over 100 terrorists have been killed since last night and sizeable apprehensions also made. Details will be shared.

> Intelligence agencies are making progress to unearth networks behind recent Ts incidents. Outcome will be shared.

> There are linkages of support for these incidents from across the border. The border has been closed since last night due to security reasons. No cross border / unauthorised entry will be allowed to Pakistan from Afghanistan. Security forces have been given special orders in this regard to have strict watch all along the border.

> Afghan authorities have been given list of 76 terrorists who are hiding across since long and planning / directing / supporting Ts activities in Pakistan. Afghan government has been asked to target them / hand them over to Pakistan.

> Terrorists' hideouts on Pak-Afg Border have been effectively targeted.

COAS said, "Army is for security of People of Pakistan against all types of threat. Nation to stay steadfast with full confidence in their security forces. We shall not let the hostile agenda succeed whatever it may cost".