Thursday, 21 October 2021

4 FC soldiers martyred in terrorist attack on Pak-Afghan border

AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Four Pakistani Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred while six others were injured after terrorists ambushed them during a fencing activity at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the troops were moving for fencing activity along the border in the Manzakai sector in Balochistan’s Zhob when “terrorists from Afghanistan ambushed” them.

FC troops responded to the attack promptly, it said.

The injured soldiers were evacuated to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta, the ISPR added.

The martyred soldiers include Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy Shakeel Abbas, Sepoy Ehsan Ullah, and Naik Sultan.

The Foreign Office (FO), in a statement issued later in the day, said that around 20 terrorists were involved in the attack and they used small arms and heavy weapons.

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