At least 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 Quetta, the militants ambushed FC personnel deployed on security duty. Three soldiers lost lives while one was injured, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. The soldiers martyred in the attack were Lance Naik Syed Hussian Shah, Sepoy Faisal Mehmood, and Sepoy Naumanur Rehman.
In another terrorist activity in Sherbandi, Turbat, the militants targeted 4 soldiers patrolling along the Pakistan-Iran border. Four FC soldiers got injured as a result of the firing.
TTP ON THE RISE
Earlier this week, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the responsibility for attacks on security forces near the Pakistan-Afghan border earlier this week.
The security forces were attacked in Zhob, Balochistan, North Waziristan, and Bajaur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The attacks resulted in the death of nine personnel, including a captain, while several soldiers were wounded.
“Mujahideen attacked soldiers in Garyum area of North Waziristan when they were coming to start operation,” claimed TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurassani in a statement issued to the media from an unknown location.
The Inter-Services Public Relations, the military’s media department, confirmed martyrdom of Captain Faheem and two soldiers, Shafi and Naseem, in North Waziristan. The army had said that troops conducted an intelligence-based operation in the area in which two terrorists were also killed.
On Wednesday, four troops of the Frontier Corps were martyred while six others were wounded after militants attacked the security personnel from across the border during a fencing activity along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Manzakai Sector, Zhob. Those who were killed include Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah, and Naik Sultan.
Two security personnel were martyred and two others suffered injuries when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Mamound tehsil of the district.
Last month, a TTP bomber had blown himself up in the parking lot of Quetta’s Serena Hotel. The government had said that the attack was meant to target the Chinese envoy, Nong Rong, who was staying at the hotel, while the Taliban claimed that it had targeted a high-level meeting of the state officials.