Army officer, soldier martyred in Pasni terrorist attack

Security forces determined to neutralise such nefarious designs at all costs, says ISPR


Our Correspondent July 15, 2021
A file photo of security forces n FATA. PHOTO: ISPR

PASNI:

An officer and a soldier of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom as terrorists targeted security forces on Thursday with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Khuda Bux Bazar near Pasni, Balochistan.

“Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman embraced Shahadat,” the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release

The military’s media wing added that a search operation was in progress to apprehend the perpetrators.

“Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies (HIAs) cannot sabotage the hard earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces are determined to neutralize such nefarious designs at all costs,” the ISPR said.

Earlier it was reported that an officer and a soldier of the Pakistan Army were martyred during an intense exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district, the military said on July 13.

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Three terrorists were also killed during the ‘area sanitisation operation’ in Zewa area of erstwhile FATA, the ISPR stated.

“The security forces conducted an area sanitisation operation in Zewa, Kurram district on reported presence of terrorists. Three terrorists were killed during the operation,” it said.

During intense exchange of fire with terrorists, Captain Basit, a 25-year-old resident of Haripur, and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal, a 22 year-old resident of Orakzai embraced shahadat (martyrdom), the Inter-Services Public Relations said. Cordon and search operation was underway to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area, it added.

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