RAWALPINDI: Fourteen, together with 7 FC personnel have been martyred on Thursday throughout an encounter with a lot of terrorists close to Ormara on the Coastal Highway, the Inter-Services Public Relations mentioned.
The incident came about when a convoy of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) was being escorted from Gwadar to Karachi, the ISPR mentioned.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the terrorist assault. He expressed grief and prolonged his condolences to the households of the martyred, in response to Radio Pakistan.
“He commiserated with families of the security personnel martyred in the attack, lauded the services of the martyrs and prayed for the departed souls,” said Radio Pakistan.
“Security Forces responded effectively, ensured [the] security of the OGDCL [personnel], and managed their safe exit from the area,” the navy’s media wing mentioned.
During the conflict, substantial losses have been additionally incurred to the terrorists.
“As a result of this encounter, seven brave soldiers of [Frontier Corps] Balochistan and seven security guards sacrificed their lives and embraced shahadat,” it mentioned.
The martyred have been recognized as:
Subedar Abid Hussain from Layyah
Naik Muhammad Anwar from Sibi
Lance Naik Iftikhar Ahmed from DG Khan
Sepoy Muhammad Naveed from Chakwal
Lance Naik Abdul Latif from Pishin
Sepoy Muhammad Waris from Mianwali
Sepoy Imran Khan from Lakki Marwat
Havaldar (retd) Samandar Khan from Lakki Marwat
Muhammad Fawad Ullah from Lakki Marwat
Atta Ullah from DIK
Waris Khan from Tank
Abdul Nafay from Kohat
Shakir ullah from Kohat
Abid Hussain from Bannu
“Such Cowardly acts by inimical elements to sabotage peace, stability, and economic development in Balochistan shall never be allowed to succeed,” the ISRP vowed.
Moreover, these acts cannot subdue the resolve of our forces that are decided to defend the motherland, even at the price of their lives, the navy’s media wing mentioned.
Security forces have cordoned off the whole space and a seek for terrorists is underway, it added.