Soldier martyred, four terrorists killed as security forces foil attack on Turbat naval base

Swift and effective response by troops ensured safety and security of personnel and assets, says military's media wing

Ispr March 26, 2024
A file photo of Frontier Corps (FC) personnel


A soldier of Frontier Corps Balochistan was martyred and four terrorists were killed as security forces repulsed an attack on a naval base in Turbat, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.

The military's media wing said terrorists attempted to attack PNS Siddique in Turbat on Monday night but the attempt was foiled due to the “swift and effective response by the troops ensuring the safety and security of personnel and assets”.

The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), the most prominent of several separatist groups in Balochistan, claimed responsibility for the assault in a statement.

The martyred soldier was identified as 24-year-old Sepoy Noman Fareed from Muzaffargarh, serving with FC Balochistan.

The ISPR added that soon after the attack began, security forces in the vicinity "were immediately mobilized to support the naval troops".

The military said the effective response by the armed forces enabled the killing of all four terrorists in the ensuing joint clearance operation.

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A sanitization operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area, ISPR said.

"Pakistan Armed Forces remain committed to eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country at all costs."

Last week, two soldiers embraced martyrdom as the Pakistan Army successfully eliminated eight terrorists during its swift response to an attempted attack on the Gwadar Port Authority Colony.

The ISPR said that a group of eight terrorists attempted to enter the Port Authority Colony but were successfully thwarted by security forces personnel.

“Own troops employed for security responded immediately and effectively engaged the terrorists, and in ensuing fire exchange, all eight terrorists were sent to hell."

Armed with guns and bombs, the terrorists stormed the complex just outside the port that houses offices of government departments, intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces, said Saeed Ahmed Umrani, a government commissioner.

The terrorists detonated a number of bombs before launching a shooting attack and trying to storm the complex. 

The Gwadar attack was also claimed by the BLA. 



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