Congratulation forces for their achievement in Hajin, Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid said Hajin had been a difficult area to operate, but they are very clear in their aim.
“Hajin has been a difficult area to operate. We have lost few of our soldiers in this area this year. But we are very clear in our motive and will continue with our operation,” Vaid is quoted by a news agency.
During the encounter which took place on Saturday and
believed to be one of the biggest operations in Hajin, the erstwhile capital of Ikhwan, an anti-insurgency outfit, seven persons including six militants and an IAF personnel were killed. Among the slain was Owaid, the nephew of a top Pakistani Lashkar leader Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, according to some media houses.
Later arms and ammunition, including Under-Barrel Grenade Launchers, AK-47s and 10 hand grenades, were recovered from the spot.