Mopping up operation of some of the communities where terrorists
have been cleared in the course of ongoing air and land operations
against terrorists has indicated massive casualty inflicted on them
within the last two days of the counter terrorists operations. Over 300
terrorists were killed while a few were also captured. Several weapons
and equipment were also captured and some destroyed.
It has been confirmed that that 5 different types of armoured
fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs
and 8 different types of Machine Guns, 5 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 49
boxes of various types and calibres of ammunition as well as 300
motorcycles destroyed in the fighting. A total of 6 Hilux vehicles
including those mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also destroyed.
2 soldiers lost their lives while 10 others were wounded in the course
of the operation. The cordon and search operations is continuing along
with aggressive patrols by troops who are now dominating the cleared
communities such as Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana,
Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.
The various phases of the highly coordinated air and land operations
is also ongoing in the designated theaters being handled by contingents
involved in the renewed counter terrorism campaign in and outside
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