Four soldiers martyredin terrorist attack: ISPR

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Four soldiers were martyred on Saturday in a terrorist attack along the Pak-Iran border in the Jalgai sector of Balochistan’s Kech district, according to the military’s media wing.

“In the attack, unfortunately, four soldiers, including Naik Shair Ahmed, Lance Naik Muhammad Asghar, Sepoy Muhammad Irfan and Sepoy Abdur Rasheed, were critically injured and later embraced martyrdom.”

The ISPR said that “necessary contact” with the Iranian side was being made for “effective action against terrorists” on their territory and to prevent such incidents in the future.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of four security personnel in an attack of terrorists in district Kech in Balochistan.

He paid tribute to the martyred Naik Sher Ahmed, Lance Naik Muhammad Asghar, Sepoy Muhammad Irfan and Sepoy Abdul Rashid. The prime minister condoled and sympathized with the bereaved families of the martyred. He said sons of the nation were sacrificing their precious lives for the defence, security and protection of the motherland. “Nation salutes the martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the country.”
He said eradication of terrorism was a national agenda and with the help of Allah Almighty terrorists will be eliminated. He prayed for the elevation of the ranks of martyrs and for patience to the bereaved families.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also condemned the attack and paid tribute to the martyrs. “The sons of the country are laying down their lives to protect their land, the whole nation salutes them, the nation is united in the war against terrorism,” he tweeted, adding that “this scourge will be eradicated.”