KARACHI: Ten soldiers were martyred when terrorists attacked a check-post of security forces in Kech district of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement issued on Thursday.

According to the military’s media affairs wing, the terrorists fired at the check-post late on Tuesday night.

“During the intense exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed and several injured. While repulsing terrorists ‘fire raid’, 10 soldiers embraced Shahadat. Three terrorists have been apprehended in a follow-up clearance operation, which is still in progress to hunt down perpetrators of the incident,” it said.

“Armed Forces are determined to eliminate terrorists from our soil no matter what the cost,” the ISPR added.

This is the second such incident in Kech in the span of a month. Two soldiers were martyred when terrorists attacked a check-post in the district on Dec 24, 2021.

Published in Dawn, January 28th, 2022

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