The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday that four Security Personnel were martyred during “Terrorist activity” across the Pakistan-Iran border in Balochistan.
The incident took place when terrorists from across the Pak-Iran border targeted a convoy of security personnel patrolling along the divide in the Chukab area of Balochistan’s Panjgur district.
“Today, in a terrorist activity from across the Pakistan-Iran border in Chukab sector, district Panjgur, Balochistan, four security forces personnel has embraced martyrdom,” the statement said.
It further said that the militants used Iranian soil to “target a convoy of security forces patrolling along the border”.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari condemned the attack and expressed grief and sorrow at the martyrdom of the security officials.
“Martyrs officials are the country’s heroes. The militant who carried out the attack will have to pay,” he said in a statement.
Last year Iranian Authorities closed the border with Pakistan at Taftan for two days after clashes between protesters and security forces and In February 2021 the Panjgur border also closed after violent demonstrations and attacks on government offices in the Saravan area of Sistan-Balochistan
A day earlier before Attack Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir visited the Khuzdar and Basima areas of Balochistan. COAS was briefed on the prevailing security situation and Formation’s operational preparedness along with measures being taken to ensure a peaceful and secure environment.
While interacting with troops COAS emphasized maintaining optimum operational readiness to thwart the attempts by foreign-sponsored and supported hostile elements to destabilize Balochistan. We are aware of the nefarious designs of external enemies of Pakistan to disturb the hard-earned peaceful environment in Balochistan, COAS remarked.
COAS said that Army’s deployment and operations are being focused in Balochistan to provide an enabling environment for benevolent people-centric socioeconomic development.
Remember that Last month, five soldiers were martyred and more than a dozen others injured as seven separate blasts ripped through Balochistan’s several districts.