RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were martyred when a group of terrorists targeted a security forces’ checkpost in the Singwan area in the Kech district of Balochistan along the Pakistan-Iran border.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), since troops on the post were already alert and responded gallantly with all available weapons, a heavy exchange of fire ensued.
The ISPR stated that the security forces successfully pushed the terrorists back. However, during the “intense exchange of fire”, 34-year-old Sepoy Hasnain Ishtiaq, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan, and 27-year-old Sepoy Inayatullah hailing from Jhal Magsi, embraced martyrdom.
“Security forces have launched an immediate sanitisation operation in the area and are in communication with Iranian authorities across as well,” the statement concluded.
Earlier in January, four security personnel were also martyred during “terrorist activity” from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan’s Panjgur district.
The incident was roundly condemned by Pakistan’s senior officials and the Foreign Office had asked Iran to punish the culprits and ensure a thorough investigation.