Inimical forces attempting to destabilise Balochistan, says ISPR director-general
Six soldiers were martyred in a cross-border attack in North Waziristan while four Frontier Constabulary personnel were martyred in Balochistan’s Turbat.
The ISPR reported the deaths on Saturday.
A Pakistan Army vehicle was attacked by militants from Afghanistan near Garbaz.
The martyred soldiers have been identified as Hawaldar Khalid, Naveed, Bachal, Ali Raza, Babar and Ahsan.
In Turbat, four soldiers, including an officer identified as Captain Aaqib, were killed after militants opened fire.
Captain Aaqib was from Bhulwal, Nasir Hussain from Swabi, Hafeezullah from Mastung and Atif Altaf from Azad Kashmir.
Salute to soldiers: Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan, while condoling the martyrdom of the 10 soldiers in North Waziristan and Balochistan, saluted the armed forces personnel for sacrificing their lives to keep the nation safe.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the Pakistan armed forces would ensure defence and security of the country at the cost of their sweat and blood.
“We shall ensure defence and security of the motherland at the cost of our sweat and blood,” he was quoted as saying by ISPR Director-General Major General Asif Ghafoor on his official twitter handle.
He said the shahadat of the 10 soldiers is the sacrifice Pakistan is making for peace in the region.
“While security of tribal areas has improved with efforts now focused to solidify border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilise Balochistan. Their efforts shall IA fail,” he wrote on Twitter.