KARACHI: At minimum 7 Pakistani troopers have been killed in a terrorist assault in the state‘s restive Balochistan province, the Army explained on Sunday.
The militants fire-raided a Frontier Corps (FC) outpost in Harnai location of the province late previous night, it mentioned.
In the course of the powerful exchange of fire, seven soldiers were killed, it claimed.
The space was cordoned off and escape routes blocked to apprehend the fleeing militants, while a substantial-scale look for and clearance operation was underway.
“These kinds of cowardly acts by inimical elements backed by anti-condition forces will not be permitted to sabotage tough acquired peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” the Military said.
Commenting on the attack, Key Minister Imran Khan explained that he was “saddened” more than the loss of life.
“My heartfelt condolences & prayers go to their families,” he stated.
The attack followed the killing of 10 terrorists by the stability forces 5 times in the past in the province.
Terrorists and militants belonging to separatist teams frequently launch attacks on safety forces and civilians working on the China-Pakistan Financial Corridor assignments in the province.
In Oct, 7 Frontier Corps troopers and as many civilian guards used by the Oil and Fuel Growth Organization Limited (OGDCL) were killed in an armed attack on their convoy in Gwadar district.