Militant attack on Sui check post kills 5 soldiers

Unidentified men opened fire at the check post, killing five soldiers.



SUI: Militants attacked a paramilitary check post in the Sui area of Dera Bugti in Balochistan and killed five soldiers, security officials said, on Thursday.

A heavy contingent of security forces rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area, while the deceased personnel were taken to a hospital for autopsy.

The dead security personnel were identified as Naek Sher Ali, Sepoy Abdul Raoof, Mohammad Abid, Ghulam Hyder while Achar Khan was reported missing. The victims belonged to Dera Ghazi Khan, Tank and Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunknwa.

The banned outfit, Baloch Republican Army (BRA) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Talking to the press from an unspecified location, BRA spokesman Sarbaz Baloch claimed that they had destroyed the check post in Kachhi Canal area of Sui and at least 10 security personnel were killed in the attack.

“The attackers also took away their weapons and a security personnel,” he said.

The bodies have been shifted to their native towns for burial.

According to the police earlier, unidentified men had opened fire at the check post and no group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Law enforcement agencies were investigating the incident.

Earlier, a man was killed and another suffered injuries in a landmine explosion in Maro near Dera Bugti.

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COMMENTS (12)

hoot baloch | 9 years ago | Reply

Baloch didnt occupy punjub or khyber-pakhtunkuwa they are defending thir own land and fighting agianst the occyupyirs forces and forceful occupation of their mother land balochistan.

US Centcom | 9 years ago | Reply

These militants are fully focused on uprooting the rule of law and wish to see our governments succumb to the pressure. These attacks are strong proof of their resistance against our efforts to enforce peace in the region. We have lost many brave soldiers to these acts of terror, and it’s our will and desire to defeat terrorism that keep us focused on this common mission. We deeply mourn the loss of these brave soldiers, and strongly condemn these acts of terror. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go to the friends and relatives of these fallen soldiers. The time has come for us to move on from our past debacle and focus on eliminating the threat that continues to plague the region. We fully support Pakistan in its fight against these militants, and hope to play our role in clearing the region of these acts of terror.

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