Balochistan: Six security personnel martyred

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At least six Levies personnel were martyred and several others were injured in an attack on a check post in Balochistan’s Lal Khattai area in Ziarat’s Tehsil Sanjwani.

According to details, unidentified assailants opened indiscriminate fire on the Levies check post injuring many personnel, who were shifted to nearby hospitals. Six personnel were martyred in the attack and the condition of some of the injured is still critical.

Immediately after the attack, Levies and FC contingents reached the scene and cordoned off the area. A search operation was also started to look for the perpetrators.

Deputy Commissioner Qadir Bakhtakani confirmed that six personnel were martyred in the attack and that the check post was attacked in the dead of the night.’

Just a few months ago, six FC security officials were martyred in an attack in Balochistan’s Kech district when their convoy came under heavy firing near the border with Iran.

The province has been hit by a number of attacks on security personnel but the number of large scale incidents has decreased significantly since 2016.

Provincial Information Minister Zahoor Ahmed Buledi told Reuters that six members of the Frontier Corps paramilitary force in charge of security in the region were martyred in ‘heavy’ firing along a mountainous stretch of road in the district.

Fourteen others were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Express Tribune

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