Al-Shehab-2 to enhance counterterrorism skills: ISPR

Staff Report
RAWALPINDI: Pak-Saudi special forces’ joint counterterrorism exercise ‘Al-Shehab-2’, under way at Prince Naif Security City in Riyadh, will help participating troops from both sides to learn from each other’s experiences in the counterterrorism field and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two forces and the countries; an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said on Sunday.

According to detail, the two weeks long exercise begun on 25th November and will end on 10th December. 

Pakistani contingent comprising of 68 officers and soldiers of special services group (SSG) is participating in this exercise. 

‘Al-Shehab 1’ was held last year in Pakistan.

Separately, frontier corps (FC) Balochistan along with intelligence agencies and levies conducted intelligence based operations (IBOs) and search operations (ops) in various parts of Balochistan; an ISPR statement said on Sunday.

11 terrorists of proscribed baloch republican army (BRA) were arrested from Sanni Shoran, south of Sibbi.

Cache of arms and ammunition were recovered through IBOs in Ilyasi Nullah/ Dera Bugti and Dukki. In another IBO in Qila Saifullah four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were also recovered and diffused.