QUETTA: A Frontier Corps (FC) official was killed and three others wounded after their convoy was ambushed by Baloch militants in the Sunt Sar area of Gwadar — one of the volatile districts in Balochistan — on Tuesday evening.
“A FC man died on the spot while three others sustained injuries. Militants fired rocket propelled grenades and intense firing followed afterwards,” Khan Wasay, spokesperson FC, told The Express Tribune.
The FC personnel returned fire to attackers and more troops rushed on the spot. The militants escaped from the scene after a brief exchange of fire.
The FC convoy comprising three vehicles was on routine patrol in the Sunt Sar area when it came under attack.
“The Baloch militants belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF),” a security official in Gwadar said.
Security forces have mounted a search operation in the area. The dead and injured security personnel were first shifted to nearby hospital and later transported to Quetta.