Six security forces personnel, including one officer, were martyred when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) struck their reconnaissance vehicle near Pakistan-Iran border, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.
The military's media wing said that the incident took place in Kech district's Buleda area in Balochistan, which is about 14 kilometres away from the Iran border.
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Security forces were on routine patrolling to check possible routes used by terrorists in the mountainous and extremely treacherous terrain of Mekran, the statement added.
"As the FC South Balochistan troops were moving back to their base after assigned patrolling duty, reconnaissance vehicle of FC troops was targeted with remote-controlled IED," the ISPR said.
One officer and five soldiers embraced martyrdom while another was injured during the incident.
Detail of martyrs:
- Major Nadeem Abbas Bhatti, resident of Hafizabad.
- Naik Jamshed, resident of Mianwali.
- Lance Naik Taimoor, resident of Taunsa Sharif.
- Lance Naik Khizer Hayat, resident of Attock.
- Sepoy Sajid, resident of Mardan.
- Sepoy Nadeem, resident of Taunsa Sharif.