Pak, Saudi Troops Set To Take Part In Joint Military Drill

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Pakistan Army troops and the Royal Land Saudi Forces are set to take part in a joint military drill in Saudi Arabia, said the military’s media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the opening ceremony of exercise Al-Kassah-III Joint Military Counter IED was held on Monday at King Khalid Military City Hafar Al Batin.


Troops from both the countries will take part in various practice drills involved in counter IED operations. These include searching of routes, compound clearance, vehicle clearance, handling of explosives and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) drills and procedures.

This is Al-Kassah series’ third joint military exercise between the two brotherly countries.

The training exercise is aimed at enhancing EOD skills in the domain of counter IED.

Saudi Arabian army’s Maj Gen Saleh Bin Ahmed Al Zahrani, Commander of the Northern Area, was the chief guest at the event.

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