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Pakistani forces kill Balochistan bombings mastermind in intelligence based operation

09:40 AM | 10 Feb, 2024
Pakistani forces kill Balochistan bombings mastermind in intelligence based operation
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RAWALPINDI – Pakistan's southwestern region Balochistan faced multiple attacks on election eve and polling day and now mastermind behind deadly blasts was killed in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Qila Saifullah district.

A statement issued by Pakistan Army said security forces killed the mastermind of recent bombings in Qilla Saifullah and Pishin a couple of days ago in an intelligence-based operation on Friday.

The operation was conducted on the reported presence of high profile terrorist. Armed forces and militants exchanged gun fire during terrorist Abdul Shakoor, aka Nauman and Abu Hamza Khurasani was killed during the operation.

The dead militant was mastermind of recent bombings in Qila Saifullah and Pishin on 7 February 24 and was highly wanted by the law enforcement agencies.

ISPR said high-value target was planning on committing further acts of terrorism.

He also planned to conduct high profile suicide bombing attacks in Balochistan, which have been successfully averted due to timely and prompt action by security forces and the intelligence agencies.

Pakistani security forces are determined to thwart attempts to sabotage the peace, stability and progress of Balochistan, ISPR said.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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