At least four ‘terrorists’ were killed in a security operation in Jhao near Awaran, Balochistan, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.
Sepoy Ramz Ali was martyred while another soldier Naik Yaqub sustained injuries in the intelligence-based operation (IBO).
According to the military’s media wing, the security forces conducted an IBO in the southwestern province against Baluch Liberation Front (BLF) militants and recovered cache of arms and ammunition. The BLF is a political front and militant group founded by Jumma Khan Marri in 1964.
“These terrorist were involved in an ambush on a military convoy in Mashkay which led to martyrdom of five soldiers,” the ISPR added.
On July 3, at least six security personnel were martyred and two others injured in a rocket attack in Awaran district.
Official sources told The Express Tribune that a bomb disposal team was searching the Kure area, located 30 kilometres from Tehsil Mashkay area of Awaran, when unidentified armed men fired a rocket from the nearby mountains that landed and exploded near the team.