ISLAMABAD: The terrorists who attacked the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base in Mianwali used American-made weapons, sources said. geo news on Monday.
The weapons recovered from the terrorists included RPG-7, AK-74, M-4 and M-16/A4, the officials said, speaking to the TV channel on condition of anonymity.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said that last week, security forces had killed nine terrorists in an evacuation operation in a quick response of troops after a failed terrorist attack on the air base.
The heavily guarded PAF base was targeted by terrorists, but security forces foiled the attack and launched an operation to eliminate any potential threat in the vicinity.
The Army’s media wing had said, “Search and elimination operation at PAF Training Airbase Mianwali, Alhamdolia has been concluded and all nine terrorists have been sent to hell.”
“There was no damage to any functional operational assets of the PAF, while only some damage was caused to three non-operational aircraft already phased out during the attack,” the statement said.
ISPR had further said that the prompt and professional conclusion of the operation serves as a clear reminder to all enemies of peace that the PAF remains alert and fully capable of protecting the motherland from any threat.
Islamabad has consistently pointed to the use of US-made weapons by terrorists involved in attacks in the country.
In September this year, the Foreign Office had expressed concern over “advanced weapons” being used by terrorists in Afghanistan to attack Pakistan and its security agencies.
“These modern weapons have fallen into the hands of terrorists in Afghanistan who are using them [weapons] To attack Pakistan and its security agencies,” FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said at a weekly briefing.
He said the situation needed international attention and called on all stakeholders to take up their responsibilities in this regard.
A report by Radio Free Europe in April confirmed that modern weapons and military equipment – left behind by US forces after withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2001 – were being used by the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Baloch. being done. Separatist group responsible for terrorism in Pakistan.
The US had released arms and military equipment worth $7 billion which subsequently increased the military capabilities of terrorist groups in Pakistan.
The US also left behind firearms, communications equipment and even armored vehicles, giving the terrorists a “huge war chest”, the report said.
Using US weapons and equipment, the TTP and Baloch separatist groups are waging an insurgency against the government in Pakistan, which has seen an increase in violence over the past two years, the report said.