Pakistani intelligence agency arrests leader of terrorist organisation

World Friday 07/April/2023 13:14 PM
By: Xinhua
Pakistani intelligence agency arrests leader of terrorist organisation
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Islamabad: Pakistan's top intelligence agency has successfully arrested the founder and leader of the terrorist organisation Baloch National Army (BNA), the military said on Friday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, said in a statement that the intelligence agency apprehended the high-value target named Gulzar Imam alias Shambay, a hardcore militant involved in activities in the country's southwest Balochistan province .

"BNA had been responsible for dozens of violent terrorist attacks, including attacks on law enforcement agencies," said the ISPR, saying that the arrested terrorist also remained an important part of the Baloch Republican Army until 2018.

The military added that the arrest of Imam is a serious blow to the BNA as well as other militant groups, which have been attempting to destabilize the hard-earned peace in Balochistan.

"Apprehension of a militant leader of this stature demonstrates the capability and resolve of law enforcement agencies to uproot the menace of terrorism as well as speaks volumes about the successes garnered through supreme sacrifices of unsung heroes," added the ISPR.