A captain was martyred and two soldiers were injured in a terrorist attack in the Gachak area of Balochistan province.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Captain Kashif was martyred and two soldiers were injured when a vehicle of security forces collided with an explosive device planted by terrorists.
The injured soldiers have been shifted to Khuzdar Hospital for medical treatment, the statement added.
On the other hand, Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed condemned the IED attack on a security forces vehicle in Gachak Balochistan and expressed sorrow over the martyrdom of Captain Kashif.
He also prayed for the speedy recovery of injured personnel.
“Terrorists cannot demoralize our forces with cowardly acts. They are fighting the terrorists with all their might,” the minister added.
اللہ تعالی شہید کیپٹن کاشف کے درجات میں مزید بلندی عطا فرمائے۔
دہشت گرد بزدلانہ کاروائیوں سے ہماری فورسز کے حوصلے پست نہیں کرسکتے۔
دہشتگردوں کا پوری قوت کے ساتھ مقابلہ کررہے ہیں۔ان کو شکست فاش دینگے۔ 2/2
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) August 22, 2021
It may be recalled that there has been an increase in violence in Balochistan and several incidents of targeting civilians and security forces have been reported this year.
Earlier, two children were killed and four others, including a Chinese national, were injured in a suicide attack on a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in Gwadar.
Majid Brigade of the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Earlier, on August 8, a blast near the Serena Hotel in Quetta killed two policemen and injured 18 others, including six civilians.