Six security personnel martyred in Kech: ISPR

Published on – December 14, 2018 – 11:26 pm

QUETTA: Six security forces personnel embraced martyrdom while four militant were killed in an exchange of fire area of district Kech, Balochistan, an Inter-Services Public Relations press statement said.

According to ISPR press statement, an Intelligence-based Operation was being carried out against terrorist hideouts in Wakai near Buleda district kech.

Terrorists targeted one of the vehicles of security forces through IED as a result six security personnel embraced Shahadat.

In exchange of fire four militant were killed, the ISPR said.

A heavy contingent of Law Enforcement Agencies rushed to the spot and cordoned-off the area. The injured and martyred soldiers were evacuated to near District Hospital through Frontier Corps Helicopters. Later the injured had been shifted to Karachi via Pakistan Navy’s aircraft.

The Martyred FC soldiers were identified as Subedar Gul, Naik Lal Khan, Naik Sajjad, sepoy Muhammad Anwer, Lance Naik Muhammad Nawaz and Sepoy Sajjad.

Balochistan — Pakistan’s largest province in terms of land area — has long been plagued by an insurgency and targetted killings. However, security forces have conducted effective operations across the province cracking down on militants in recent years.

Following the beginning of Operation Raddul Fasaad, security forces intensified intelligence-based and combing operations in an effort to establish peace in the province.

This has led to a considerable drop in militancy in the province but scattered attacks do take place there at times, and security personnel often seising arms and ammunition dumped in far-flung areas.