One officer and five soldiers embraced martyrdom while one soldier got injured in remote controlled IED attack in Buleda area of district Kech near Pak-Iran border.
According to ISPR, the security forces were conducting routine patrolling in the area to check possible routes used by terrorists in mountainous and extremely treacherous terrain of Mekran.
As the FC South Balochistan troops were moving back to their base after assigned patrolling duty, reconnaissance vehicle of FC troops was targeted.
The martyred are Major Nadeem Abbas Bhatti, resident of Hafizabad; Naik Jamshed, resident of Mianwali; Lance Naik Taimoor, resident of Taunsa Sharif; Lance Naik Khizer Hayat, resident of Attock; Sepoy Sajid, resident of Mardan; and Sepoy Nadeem, resident of Taunsa Sharif.
President Dr. Arif Alvi while strongly condemning attack on vehicle of FC in district Kech in Balochistan has offered condolences to the families of martyred major and soldiers.
He prayed for high eternal place for the martyrs.
The President said sacrifices of the martyred for the motherland will never go in vain.