Pakistan Army kills 2 terrorists after raiding militant hideouts

The Pakistan Army today said it killed two terrorists and seized a huge cache of weapons and explosives during a raid on militant hideouts in the restive southwestern Balochistan province.
According to the army, the operation was conducted by the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) in Kalat, Kharan and Maiwand areas. "Two terrorists have been killed during an intelligence based operation conducted by FC," it said and added that the security forces also recovered weapons and ammunition, including sub machine guns, improvised explosive devices, grenades, mines, rockets and communication equipment.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan government has decided to continue the travel ban on former president Asif Ali Zardari, his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah among other Pakistan Peoples Party leaders, a top minister said. According to a report in Dawn News, the decision, which prevents them from flying abroad, was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday.

On December 27, the Cabinet placed Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on the Exit Control List (ECL) to prevent them from flying abroad after they were named in a Supreme Court-appointed joint investigative team probing fake bank accounts. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump and Imran Khan are expected to meet soon, during which key issues concerning the two countries are likely to be discussed.