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NSC meeting likely to take place this week

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) would probably hold a meeting this week to examine issues pertaining to national security.

According to official insiders, the meeting will probably take place this week to discuss how to combat the nation’s recent uptick in terrorism.
A briefing on the latest terror wave in Pakistan would be given at the high-level meeting sources says.

In recent months, Pakistan has seen an increase in terrorist attacks in Bannu , Mardan, and other areas of KP. In Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), dozens of militants seized a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) headquarters in search of an air route to Afghanistan.

Soldiers from the Pakistani Army launched an attack, killing 25 militants. Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said that all 25 terrorists who had taken over the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in Bannu had been slain by security personnel.

Three members of the security forces were killed, while 10 troops, including three officers, were injured during the Bannu CTD operation, according to DG ISPR Major Gen. Ahmed Sharif.

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