MEKRAN (Balochistan): Seven soldiers of the Occupying Pakistani Army have been killed on Monday by Balochi freedom fighters in two separate terror attacks in the Occupied territory of the Republic of Balochistan.
According to a statement by Pakistan’s the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Baloch fighters targeted a vehicle of the Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) in Mach using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), claiming the lives of six Occupying Pakistan Army soldiers.
1 offr, 5 soldiers embraced shahadat as FC South #Balochistan vehicle was targeted with remote controlled IED while returning from patrolling in Buleda, 14 kms from Pak-Iran Border, to check possible routes used by terrorists in mountainous terrain of Mekran. #OurMartyrsOurHeroes pic.twitter.com/mES0jMWRxq
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 8, 2020
This is the second major incident involving the killing of Pakistani soldiers during the last two weeks.
Six soldiers had also been killed in a terrorist attack last week while patrolling along Occupied Balochistan-Iran border.
In a separate incident at Kech, another soldier, Sipahi Imdad Ali was killed in an exchange of fire with Baloch rebels.
As per reports, Pakistan’s occupying security personnel were returning from patrolling in Buleda — 14 kilometres from the Occupied Balochistan-Iran border — to “check possible routes used by Baloch fighters in the mountainous terrain of Makran”. As they were returning, their vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled IED.
Last week, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa had also spoken to Iranian Chief of Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri on the issue of rebel attacks along the Occupied Balochistan-Iran border.
Gen Bajwa also told Gen Bagheri to take action against Baloch separatists, who have allegedly taken up refuge on Iranian soil and attacking Pakistani soldiers.
Gen Bajwa had told the Iranian commander during his telephone call that his army’s nation desires “for regional peace and stability on basis of mutual respect, non-interference and equality”.