Pakistan: Two Pakistan Army soldiers die during terror attack in Balochistan
Quetta: At least two Pakistan Army soldiers died when unidentified terrorists raided a post of security forces in the Harnai area of Balochistan on Saturday night, media reports said on Sunday.
According to the military’s media wing, “On [the] night [of] 13/14 August 22, terrorists fire raided a security forces post in general area Khost, near Harnai, Balochistan.”
The ISPR said that the security forces successfully repulsed the distant fire raid and pursued the fleeing terrorists into the nearby mountains, reports Geo News.
The military's media affairs wing said, “As a follow up, during an encircling effort to cut off fleeing terrorists, a heavy exchange of fire took place between terrorists and a security forces patrol as well.”
During the exchange of fire, two soldiers, Naik Atif and sepoy Qayyum embraced martyrdom while Major Umer received injuries, the news channel reported.
During the clash, substantial losses were also incurred to the terrorists, said the ISPR.
“At the eve of 75th Independence Day, security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan,” the statement added.