Pakistan-Saudi Arabia joint military exercise 'Al-Kassah-III' begins

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia joint military exercise 'Al-Kassah-III' begins

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): A joint military counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) exercise, Al-Kassah-III, began on Monday between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia at King Khalid Military City Hafar Al Batin in Saudi Arabia, the military's media wing said.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Royal Land Saudi Forces and Pakistan Army troops will practice various drills involved in counter IED operations including searching of routes, compound clearance, vehicle clearance, explosive handling and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) drills and procedures.

This is the third joint military exercise of the Al-Kassah series between the two countries, the statement added.

The training is aimed at enhancing EOD skills in the counter-IED domain and adopting best practices.

Commander Northern Area Major General Saleh Bin Ahmed Al Zahraniattended the event as chief guest, the ISPR said.