QUETTA: Four members of Sibi Scouts, a wing of the Frontier Corps’ North Wing, were martyred and five others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in Sangaan area of Sibi district, officials said on Thursday.
They said the incident took place on Wednesday in Sangaan area of Sibi district where Sibi Scouts personnel were busy in clearing the area for establishing a new check-post.
“Unknown miscreants planted a landmine in the area, which went off when a vehicle carrying security personnel ran over it,” the sources said, adding that four soldiers were martyred on the spot while five others suffered injuries.
Members of security forces rushed to the area after getting information about the incident, and shifted the injured to the Combined Military Hospital, Quetta, through a helicopter.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani, Home Minister Ziaullah Langove, Provincial Minister for PHE Noor Muhammad Dummar and Adviser to Chief Minister on Information Bushara Rind condemned the attack on members of security forces.
In a statement issued here, they said that such attacks could not bring down the morale of members of security forces who were sacrificing their lives to ensure peace and protect lives of the masses in the province.
They said that the government and members of security forces would not bow down to terrorists and would continue their efforts to eliminate the latter.
Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2021