ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces claimed to have destroyed the biggest network of extremist militant group ‘Daesh’, by destroying its headquarters in Mastung Balochistan, where from the group’s local commanders were controlling operations in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab (close to Balochistan border).
Daesh commander Ejaz Bangulzai was heading operations from this ‘key camp’, who is believed to have evaded the strike, moments before Pakistani military launched a full-fledged operation in Mastung last week.
Farooq Bangulzai, brother of Ejaz Bangulzai, was facilitating the network from Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Bangulzai, before joining ranks of Daesh in Afghanistan, was heading Balochistan chapter of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) a year ago.
A covert operation, directly overseen by Lt. Gen. Amir Riaz, Commander Southern Command, was completed on Tuesday, wherein eleven local commanders of Daesh and LeJ were killed, while one of them, suspected of heading Sindh chapter of Daesh, surrendered to the forces.
The operation was conducted in Marao, Spilinji, Kabo, areas of Dasht including Koh-e-Maran of Mangocher and Koh-e-Siah, an area further towards Johan of Mangocher in Mastung.