A Frontier Corps soldier was killed during an exchange of fire in Hulmerg area of Kharan district on Friday, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The deceased soldier was identified as Sepoy Fidaur Rehman, a resident of Chitral.

According to the Pakistan Army’s media wing, the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in the area. During the operation, two alleged terrorists were killed while the army also recovered a “significant quantity of arms and ammunition”, the ISPR added.

At least four FC soldiers were martyred and eight others injured in two attacks in Balochistan, said ISPR on June 1.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), militants targetted an FC post near Pir Ismail Ziarat in Quetta. During the exchange of fire, four soldiers lost their lives, while “4-5” militants were killed as well. Six FC troops were injured, whereas at least 7-8 militants were wounded.

In the second incident, the alleged terrorists targeted an FC vehicle with an improvised explosive device at Turbat, leaving two FC soldiers injured.

The ISPR said that “such cowardly acts by inimical elements backed by anti-state forces and HIAs cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan”.

In May, three soldiers of the Frontier Corps embraced martyrdom while five others received injuries in two separate attacks in Quetta and Turbat districts of Balochistan, said the military’s media wing on Sunday night.

In another attack in Sherbandi, Turbat, the militants targeted soldiers patrolling along the Pakistan-Iran border. Four FC soldiers got injured as a result of the firing.


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