Islamabad [Pakistan]July 3 (ANI): Two Pakistani Army personnel were killed in a gun battle with terrorists in the Hoshab area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, ARY News reported, citing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Two army personnel, Major Saqib Hussain and Major Naq Bajir Ali Bahadri, were killed and an Indian soldier was wounded after terrorists attacked a combat patrol, Pakistani military media said. ISPR said security personnel remain determined to eliminate the threat of terrorism and this sacrifice by the soldiers will further strengthen their resolve.
Major Saqib Hussain, 31, from Sangar’s Sindh district, left behind his parents and wife, while Naq Bajir Ali, 26, from Dadu district, left behind his wife and son, according to military media. A three-year-old daughter, ARY News reports.
Earlier on July 2, three terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel in the Dera Ismail Khan Kurachi area. Three terrorists were shot dead in an exchange of fire by security personnel conducting an intelligence operation in Dera Ismail Khan, the military’s media affairs department said.
The terrorists who were killed were involved in the killing of five policemen and other state activities, according to Armed Forces media reports. According to ARY News, troops and explosives were recovered from the slain terrorists.
Earlier on July 2, unidentified gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province’s Sherani district, killing four security personnel. Police officials said the attackers opened fire on the checkpoint, killing four people, Pakistan’s Geonews reported. One attacker was killed in the retaliatory fire, according to police officials.
Police officials said a search operation was launched in the area after the incident. Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudus Bizanho condemned the attack, GeoNews reported.
Abdul Qudus Bizanho said: “Terrorists cannot use cowardly actions to dampen the morale of the security forces.” He further stated that “the sacrifice of the security forces is the torch of the country”. Bizencho said the security forces are ensuring the country’s security with determination and courage.
At least one police officer was injured when an assailant threw a grenade at the police station and fled the scene early Saturday, the report said.
According to “Geo News”, Pakistan has experienced a wave of terrorist attacks in the past few months. The Pakistan Institute of Peace (PIPS), a think tank in Islamabad, said the number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan last year increased by 27% compared to 2021. (ANI)
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