QUETTA – Three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred while three others were injured as unidentified attackers opened fire on their convoy in Balochistan’s Washuk district on Monday evening, DawnNews reported.
Officials said that FC Commander Lt-Col Shajeeullah and Lt-Col Aamir Waqar were on a routine patrol when their convoy was attacked near the Shangar area in Panjgur district.
Three FC men, including Lt-Col Waqar, were killed in intense firing by terrorists who were using heavy weapons while three other FC troops, including Lt-Col Shajeeullah, were injured.
“Three FC personnel including a Lt-Col were martyred in an armed attack by unidentified armed militants,” officials said, adding that Lt-Col Shajeeullah and two other FC soldiers were injured in the attack.
Lance Naik Maqsood and Sepoy Irfan were also among those who were martyred in the incident. Hawaldar Saud and Sepoy Attaur Rehman were among the injured. The injured men were all shifted to a nearby medical facility.
A large contingent of security personnel reached the area and a search operation was launched to apprehend the culprits involved in the attack, however, no arrests have been made so far.
Security was also tightened at the Washuk-Panjgur border in the aftermath of the incident.
There have been numerous attacks on security forces in Balochistan in the past few months in spite of Balochistan FC’s increased intelligence-based operations throughout the province.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the attack. In a statement, he expressed profound grief over the loss of precious lives. He has directed to provide best medical assistance to the injured.