QUETTA/DERA MURAD JAMALI: Two security personnel were martyred in an attack and one in a landmine blast in Makran and Sibi areas of Balochistan on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a group of externally sponsored terrorists opened fired on a check-post of security forces in the Tump area of Makran. It said security forces responded with all available weapons in which terrorists suffered heavy losses.
During the engagement, however, Sepoy Naseeb Ullah, a resident of Kharan, and Sepoy Insha Allah, a resident of Lakki Marwat, sacrificed their lives fighting valiantly.
The ISPR said that security forces remained determined to defeat acts of cowardly terrorists, aimed at disrupting peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.
Meanwhile, a security man was martyred and four others, including two FC men, were injured in a landmine explosion and a bomb blast in Sibi district.
According to officials, three personnel of the Frontier Corps were patrolling the Babar Kach area of Sibi when one of them stepped on a landmine planted by miscreants in bushes. He lost his life on the spot while two others were injured in the blast.
Security forces rushed to the site and shifted the body and the injured to the Combined Military Hospital in Sibi.
Two workers were injured in a bomb blast in Sibi Town. According to officials, the labourers were busy in construction work when one of them went to shift a cement bag containing an explosive device which exploded with a big bang, injuring two workers. They were identified as Mohammad Fazal and Majid Khan. Both belong to Punjab.
Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2021