Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Two security personnel were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Balochistan’s Kech district along the Pakistan-Iran border, the military’s media wing stated on Thursday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the martyred soldiers were identified as 34-year-old Sepoy Hasnain Ishtiaq, resident of district Dera Ghazi Khan, and 27-year-old Sepoy Inayat ullah, resident of district Jhal Magsi.
“Since troops on the post were already alert and responded gallantly with all available weapons, a heavy fire exchange ensued,” the military's media wing said, adding that all terrorists were pushed back successfully.
The statement added that security forces have launched an "immediate operation" to clear the area and are in communication with Iranian authorities across as well to deny terrorists any opportunity to escape.
"Security Forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace and stability all along the borders in Balochistan," the ISPR said.
On Wednesday, the security forces killed two terrorists, actively involved in hostile activities against the forces and killing of innocent civilians during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO), conducted in general area Dossali of North Waziristan District on reported presence of terrorists, the military's media wing said on Wednesday.
As per the ISPR, during conduct of the operation, intense fire exchange occurred between security forces and terrorists.
"Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the killed terrorists who remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens," the statement said.
The sanitization of the area was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
"The locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism," the ISPR said.