ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Wednesday condemned organized attacks on Pakistani troops along the Pak-Afghan border and considers such acts as detrimental to ongoing peace and stability along the frontier.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said around 20 terrorists carried out the attack on the Pakistan fencing party this morning using small arms and heavy weapons, which resulted in the martyrdom of four Pakistani soldiers and serious injuries to six.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Afghanistan s Embassy in Islamabad has been asked to convey Pakistan’s concerns to the relevant Afghan authorities to undertake effective measures against organized groups of terrorists operating from the Afghan soil follow mutually agreed protocols and SOPs and avoid recurrence of such incidents in the future.
Four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred while six others were injured after being ambushed near the Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that terrorists attacked the security personnel from across the border during a fencing activity near the Zhob area of Balochistan
“Today during fencing activity in Manzakai Sector, Distt Zhob, Balochistan along with Pakistan – Afghanistan Border, Terrorists from across Afghanistan ambushed FC troops moving for fencing,” it said.
As a result, four FC soldiers embraced martyrdom while six others were injured, while the troops responded promptly against the ambush.
The military’s press wing said the injured are being shifted to the Combined Military Hospital, Quetta. The martyred included Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah and Naik Sultan.