2 soldiers were martyred in a terrorist attack along the Pak-Iran border in Balochistan’s Kech area, the military’s media affairs wing confirmed on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a group of terrorists opened fire at a check post.
“Since troops at the post were already alert, they responded gallantly with all available weapons, and a heavy fire exchange ensued,” ISPR said.
The security forces successfully pushed the terrorists back. However, during the intense exchange of fire, 34-year-old Sepoy Hasnain Ishtiaq, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan, and 27-year-old Sepoy Inayatullah, hailing from Jhal Magsi, embraced martyrdom, according to ISPR.
“Security forces have launched an immediate sanitization operation in the area and are in communication with Iranian authorities across as well,” the statement concluded.