Islamabad: Six Pakistani security personnel were killed in three attacks in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan in two days.
Four personnel including two FC soldiers Lance Naik Mudassir and Sepoy Jamshed and two police constables Abdul Samad and Noor Rehman lost their lives in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack, the military media wing ISPR said on Thursday.
The attack took place in Mamund area of Bajaur district which borders Afghanistan. After the incident, security forces and police cordoned off the blast site and launched a search operation to trace those involved in the blast.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the attack and vowed to bring culprits to justice. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
In another attack on October 20 in Thall, Hangu district of KP, terrorists fired at a military post. Sepoy Waqas, the resident of Mansehra, lost his life, during the exchange of fire that lasted several hours. Troops initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists, the ISPR said.
Meanwhile, terrorists also fired at a security forces post in Kech district of Balochistan in which Sepoy Muhammad Qaiser sustained serious injuries and lost his life. Pakistan security forces “responded promptly” and launched a search operation to hunt down the perpetrators of the incident, the official statement said.
The recent attacks occurred after the October 18 attack by terrorists on security forces’ post in Spinwam, North Waziristan district of KP, killing one soldier.
Pakistan’s western border regions have witnessed an uptick in terror attacks on security forces in recent months. Pakistan military said that it has fenced 90 per cent of the 2,611-km long Pak-Afghan border and also installed border forts, surveillance systems to prevent cross-border attacks.