Major martyred, another injured in Balochistan terrorist attack

ISPR says forces successfully repulse attack, terrorists incur heavy losses

Our Correspondent April 22, 2022


A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom while another sustained injuries during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in the general area of Kahan, near Awaran, Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.

The military's media wing stated that the terrorists fire raid was successfully repulsed after which the escaping terrorists were pursued into the nearby mountains.

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"At one of the blocking positions established to cut off fleeing terrorists, a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and security forces," the ISPR stated.

"During the skirmish, a valiant son of the soil, Major Shahid Basheer, embraced Shahadat and another soldier got injured while causing heavy losses to the terrorists."

The military's media wing added that the security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging the peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.

On April 12, a Pakistan Army officer and a soldier embraced martyrdom during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan district, the military's media wing stated.

“On night of 11/12 April 2022, fire exchange took place between security forces and terrorists in general area Angoor Adda, South Waziristan district,” the ISPR said.

Troops effectively engaged the terrorist’s location and killed two militants. “Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists,” it added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the terrorist attack targeting the security forces in the Kahan area of Balochistan. The prime minister paid tribute to Major Shahid for sacrificing his life to safeguard the motherland.

He prayed for peace of the departed soul and for early recovery of the soldier who sustained injuries in the attack.

The prime minister applauded the security forces' resolve for foiling the forces poised to disrupt peace and stability of Balochistan. (With input from APP)




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