Four FC troopers martyred in Zhob terrorist attack

Terrorists from across the border ambushed troops during fencing activity, says ISPR


Our Correspondent May 05, 2021
A file photo of Frontier Corps personnel. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA:

At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) were martyred while six others were injured in a terrorist attack in Balochistan's Zhob district.

The FC troopers were part of a fencing party working on the Pak-Afghan border when they came under attack from Afghanistan.

"[The attack took place] today during [a] fencing activity in Manzakai sector, district Zhob, Balochistan along [the] Pak-Afghan border," read a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

"Terrorists from across Afghanistan ambushed FC troops moving for fencing. 4 FC soldiers embraced shahadat while 6 got injured. FC troops responded promptly," the communique added.

The injured, it added, were evacuated to CMH [Combined Military Hospital] Quetta. "Those shaheed include Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah and Naik Sultan."

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid condemned the incident and said the fencing work will be completed under any condition.

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In January, a FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across the international border at a military checkpost in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand district.

25-year-old Sepoy Fazal Wahid, a resident of Shangla in Swat valley, sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of fire and succumbed to his wounds later on. Pakistani troops responded promptly to the attack.

In November last year, another FC soldier embraced martyrdom when terrorists attacked a checkpost along the Pak-Afghan border in Zhob.

Pakistan has consistently been raising the issue with the Afghan authorities for effective border management on their side of the border to check the cross-border terrorist incidents.

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