According to Pakistan Army Media Wing Inter-Services, Public Relations (ISPR) said that during an intelligence-based clearance operation — which is underway since 24 December an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a “leading party” in Kohlu district’s Kahan area.
As a result, five soldiers Captain Fahad from 137 PMA Long Course, Lance Naik Imtiaz, Sepoy Asghar, Sepoy Mehran, and Sepoy Shamoon embraced martyrdom, the military’s media wing said.
Describing the incident as an “externally perpetrated threat of terrorism”, the ISPR said that “such cowardly acts by inimical elements cannot sabotage the hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan”.
The Pak Army’s Media wing said that the security forces remain determined to challenge their nefarious designs, “even at the cost of blood and lives”.
Following the incident, according to the ISPR, a sanitization operation was launched in the area to apprehend perpetrators. Subsequently, in today evening unidentified men threw a grenade at a police checkpost in Quetta’s Satellite Town, injuring three on-duty men, police said.
Hours before this incident, a grenade blast across the Shaheed Ameer Dasti police station at Sabzal Road in Quetta left four people injured including a woman and a little girl, the police said.
The bomb disposal squad was called to the site of the blast after reports of another grenade at the site, according to the law enforcers. The Quetta police added that two hand grenades were thrown on the road of which one exploded while the other was defused.
The police said they were determining the nature of the blast. The injured were shifted to the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital in the city, the law enforcers added. In another incident that occurred in the evening, a blast went off near Turbat’s Taleemi Chowk area, the police said, however, no loss of life was reported.
In a shootout with terrorists today morning, one soldier was martyred, while two others got injured in Balochistan’s Zhob, according to a statement issued by the ISPR.
An operation has been initiated in Zhob, which aims “to deny the terrorists’ use of a few suspected routes to move across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to sneak into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along the interprovincial boundary and target citizens and security forces.”
The security forces have cordoned off the effective areas and further investigations are underway.
The multiple blasts hit Balochistan as the nation is celebrating the 146th birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Christmas.
CM Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has condemned the Sabzal Road grenade attack and expressed concerns for the injured. He has instructed relevant authorities to provide the best treatment to the injured.
He also directed the director general of police to ensure effective security arrangements in the city.
Earlier Today A terrorist was killed One soldier martyred & Two were injured during an exchange of fire between militants and security forces in an intelligence-based operation in the Sambaza area of Balochistan’s Zhob district, the Pak Army’s media affairs wing said on Sunday.
Today’s incident was reported as Pakistan continues to face the growing threat of terrorism, including incidents involving elements and groups said to be operating from Afghanistan since the militant Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan called off its ceasefire with the government in late November.
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