QUETTA: Three security personnel were martyred and three other FC men, including an army officer on deputation, injured in an ambush by militants in the Shangar area of Panjgur district on Monday evening.
The injured included the local Frontier Corps commander, who was recently posted in the area.
Officials said that FC Commander Lt-Col Shajeeullah and Lt-Col Aamir Waqar were on a routine patrol when their convoy was attacked near the Shangar area in Panjgur district.
Three FC men, including Lt-Col Waqar, were killed in intense firing by terrorists who were using heavy weapons while three other FC troops, including Lt-Col Shajeeullah, were injured.
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“Three FC personnel including a Lt-Col were martyred in an armed attack by unidentified armed militants,” officials said, adding that Lt-Col Shajeeullah and two other FC soldiers were injured in the attack.
Lance Naik Maqsood and Sepoy Irfan were also among those who were martyred in the incident. Hawaldar Saud and Sepoy Attaur Rehman were among the injured.
The injured men were all shifted to a nearby medical facility.
Source said that Col Shajeeullah was recently appointed as the local FC commandant and was yet to take charge of his new assignment.
Terrorists targeted the vehicle carrying the new FC commander and the other officer.
Sources said that security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to trace the attackers.
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