RAWALPINDI: A soldier of Pakistan Army was martyred on Monday when a vehicle of security forces was targeted by the terrorists near the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The military’s media wing, in a statement, reported that a group of terrorists, in a cowardly attack, targeted a patrolling party of security forces in the Panjgur area of the province along the border.
“The martyred soldier, Sepoy Jalil Khan, who was a resident of Dera Ismail Khan, fought valiantly during a heavy exchange of fire between the two parties,” the ISPR added.
“Pakistan’s security forces remain determined to defeat such acts of inimical elements, aimed at disrupting peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan,” the military’s media wing concluded.
Last month, at least two soldiers of Frontier Corps (FC) embraced martyrdom when the troops intercepted terrorists attempting to cross the fence along the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district.
According to ISPR, the incident occurred on the night between October 26 and 27. “Troops initiated a prompt response and thwarted the attempted illegal crossing by engaging the terrorists,” it added.
In a similar incident in May, at least one army soldier sustained injuries when terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire from across the border on a military post in Bajaur district.