Six soldiers died in the operation at the FC compound: ISPR
A statement from the military on Saturday said that six soldiers and one civilian died during a clearance operation at a Frontier Corps base in the Muslim Bagh area of Balochistan.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) says that the operation started on Friday after the “initial onslaught of terrorists” was stopped early Saturday morning.
“The complicated operation to clear out the building also involved rescuing three families who were being held hostage. The attackers were so horrible that they didn’t even spare children, the ISPR said.
The military’s media arm said that the security forces killed all six well-equipped terrorists in the building. It also said that the “necessary intelligence follow-up” is being done to “trace their ties, arrest those who help them, and reveal their sponsors.”
“During the clearance operation, seven natives, including a civilian, embraced shahadat, and six other people, including a woman, were hurt,” the statement said.
The military said that the security forces are still determined to stop anyone who tries to hurt Balochistan’s peace, stability, or growth.
The ISPR had said the day before that at least two terrorists had been killed by gunfire since the heavily armed attack started.
The rebels attacked the camp early on Friday morning, according to the military’s media branch. Since then, the security forces have been working on a plan to clear out the property, the report said.
In the last few months, there have been a lot of terrorist attacks in Pakistan. The country’s civilian and military leaders have decided to stand together against terrorists and promise to get rid of them at their roots.
At the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting last month, it was reported that the meeting agreed to start an all-out, comprehensive operation with the help of the whole country and the government, with renewed vigor and determination, to get rid of the threat of terrorism in the country.
It also said it was still committed to getting rid of terrorism, which it said had gotten worse after the blacklisted groups got back together.