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China, Pakistan hold joint anti-terrorism drills

People's Daily Online

(CRI Online) 20:03, November 07, 2016

Chinese and Pakistani special forces have held a joint military exercise in a bid to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.

The exercise was carried out in a border region between the two sides, and involved elite commandos from the two countries' special forces.

Training programs during the drill included armored vehicle charging, door-to-door searches, street battles, and besieging terrorists in a simulated raid on terrorist forces.

Zhang Baoming, a senior officer with the Chinese special forces, says the troops from the two sides also held in-depth discussions on a joint counter-terrorism command system.

"The Chinese and Pakistani forces have conducted in-depth and detailed communication regarding the subjects of construction of a counter-terrorism command system and use of tactics. The exercise helps strengthening the abilities for the two forces to fight terrorists through coordinated command systems, and further cemented the friendship and the counter-terrorism cooperation mechanism between the two forces." said Zhang Baoming.

The officer said the Chinese special forces tested tactics and gained experience with their Pakistani counterparts, which has undergone years of warfare with the extremist groups in the country's volatile regions.

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