Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Two Pakistan Army troops were martyred in a terrorist attack in Khuda Baksh Bazaar near Pasni area of Balochistan, the military's media wing said on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists targeted security forces using an improvised explosive device (IED).
Pakistan Army officials Captain Affan Masood, and Sepoy Babar Zaman were martyred in the attack, the statement said.
The military's media wing added that a search operation was in progress to apprehend the perpetrators.
"Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed by hostile intelligence agencies, cannot sabotage the hard earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan. Security forces are determined to neutralise such nefarious designs at all costs," the statement the ISPR statement said.
On July 13, two Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom during an intense exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Kurram district.
The ISPR stated that the operation was conducted after security forces had received reports regarding the presence of terrorists in the area.
Three terrorists were also killed during an intense exchange of fire.
The security forces personnel who were martyred include Captain Basit, a 25-year-old resident of Haripur and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal, a 22-year-old resident of Orakzai.