Islamabad: At least five soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in Balochistan’s Sibi district on Friday after ‘terrorists’ attacked a patrol of the security forces, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Express Tribune reported.
“During the exchange of fire heavy losses were inflicted on to the terrorists in men and materials,” the military’s media wing stated. “During the process, 5 brave soldiers of FC Balochistan were killed,” reports said.
According to the ISPR, the deceased have been identified as Havildar Zafar Ali Khan; resident of Lakki Marvat, Lance Naik Hidayatullah; resident of Lakki Marvat, Lance Naik Nasir Abbas; resident of Bhakkar, Lance Naik Basheer Ahmed; resident of Naseerabad and Sepoy Noor Ullah; resident of Lakki Marvat, added reports.
The military’s media wing according to reports added that a search operation was in progress in the area to block the escape routes of the terrorists and apprehend the perpetrators.
“Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces are determined to neutralize their nefarious designs even at the cost of blood and lives,” the ISPR was quoted saying. (express tribune)