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Martyred Lt Col Laiq Baig Mirza, his cousin were kidnapped by terrorists near Ziarat: ISPR

Martyred Lt Col Laiq Baig Mirza, his cousin were kidnapped by terrorists near Ziarat: ISPR
July 14, 2022 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Martyred Lieutenant Colonel Laiq Baig Mirza, serving in DHA Quetta, and his cousin  Umer Javed were kidnapped by 10-12 terrorists near Warchoom, Ziarat, after having visited Quaid's residency on night 12/13 July 2022.

On receipt of information, Army Quick Reaction Forces were immediately dispatched to chase the fleeing terrorists who traced them moving to their hideouts in general area Mangi Dam. A deliberate search operation was launched by security forces using SSG troops and helicopters.

Resultantly, on night 13/14 July, a group of 6-8 terrorists was spotted moving in a Nullah in nearby mountains by one of the teams of security forces. On sensing their possible encirclement, terrorists shot Lieutenant Colonel Laiq Baig Mirza and attempted to flee.

In ensuing exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed while a cache of IEDs, explosives and ammunition has also been recovered. However in the process, remaining terrorists along with Umer Javed, another abductee, were able to flee for time being.

Determined to recover the innocent civilian hostage and apprehend perpetrators, sanitization operation in the area by security forces continues unabated despite bad weather conditions.

Security forces remain resolute to thwart such cowardly attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.