RAWALPINDI: Six soldiers and a civilian embraced martyrdom during a clearance operation at a Frontier Corps (FC) compound in the Muslim Bagh area of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.
In a statement, the ISPR said the operation had begun on Friday after the repulsion of the “initial onslaught of terrorists” was completed early Saturday morning. “The complex clearance operation involved hostage rescue operation as well to save three families from a residential block. The terrorists had not even spared children of their horrendous approach,” the ISPR said.
It said that all six terrorists in the compound, who were well-equipped, were killed by the security forces. It added that the “necessary intelligence follow-up” is underway to “trace their linkages and arrest facilitators and expose their sponsors”. “In the process of clearance operation, seven sons of the soil including a civilian have embraced shahadat while another six individuals including a woman have been injured,” the ISPR added.
The military assured that the security forces remain determined to thwart all attempts at sabotaging the peace, stability and progress of Balochistan. A day earlier, the ISPR had stated that at least two terrorists were gunned down since the heavily-armed assault began. The militants attacked the camp in the early hours of Friday morning. It had shared that since then the security forces were involved in an operation to clear the compound.
Funeral prayers of Naik Aminullah offered: Funeral prayers of Naik Aminullah, age 31 years resident of District Kalat, Lance Naik Abdul Manaf, age 35 years resident of District Chakwal and Steno Typist Ghulam Fareed ,age 34 years resident of District Sahiwal, who embraced Shahadat while fighting gallantly against terrorists in FC Camp Muslim Bagh, were offered today at Quetta Garrison.
Corps Commander Quetta including serving & retired officers/ soldiers and civil government officials attended the funeral prayers. The funeral prayers of other martyrs will be offered at their respective hometowns with full military honours.
Armed Forces of Pakistan stand resolute against nefarious designs of the enemies of Pakistan, who are hell-bent to spoil hard-earned peace. These sacrifices will not go in vain and further strengthen our resolve to continue the fight against terrorism till it’s conclusion.